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UK air pollution 'linked to 40,000 early deaths a year'
By Michelle Roberts
Health editor, BBC News online
Outdoor air pollution is contributing to about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, say the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Paediatrics and Child Health.
They say diesel emissions have been poorly controlled.
And indoor air pollution has been overlooked.
Tobacco still poses the biggest indoor threat, but wood-burning stoves, cleaning products and air fresheners can contribute.
Mould and mildew in poorly ventilated rooms can also cause illness.
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