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  •   Home > News > National > Lower South Island

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution


    The results of a 2016 Health and Air Pollution study have been released revealing that air pollution contributes to more than three-thousand premature deaths in a year.

    Invercargill tops the death-rate rankings for air pollution from vehicle exhaust and domestic fires and industry combined.

    Environment Southland chair Nicol Horrell says this is an eye opener...showing nationwide, that vehicle pollution is, in a lot of cases, twice as deadly as domestic burning.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Lower South Island News
     06 Aug: The Franklin Bulls are out of the New Zealand basketball league after an 81-77 loss to the Southland Sharks in Invercargill
     06 Aug: Firefighters have managed to contain a blaze that broke out at a skifield north of Queenstown
     05 Aug: Southern District road users are being asked to take care, as high winds continue
     05 Aug: An investigation is continuing into a fatal crash in Invercargill
     05 Aug: A trial date has been confirmed for a woman charged with murdering her three young daughters in Timaru
     02 Aug: A person has died after a crash in Invercargill
     29 Jul: The trial of a mother accused of killing her three children in Timaru, will be held in Christchurch
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