Leeds is in the top 10 urban areas for deaths caused by transport-related air pollution, per 100,000 people, according to International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) research.

The study looked at data from 2010-2015 with researchers studying PM2.5 and NO2 emissions alongside epidemiological models to determine how, when, and where transportation emissions are impacting air quality and public health.

They said they examined all forms of transportation emissions including shipping and non-road mobile sources such as agricultural and construction equipment and rail transportation before estimating deaths in 100 major urban areas around the world.

 

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