Saturday, 3 July 2010

Minor news item: 128 killed in Waltham Forest

POLLUTION kills 128 people every year in Waltham Forest, according to a new report.

The study, by the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) and commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson, estimates that poor air quality is shortening life expectancy in the borough.

There are between five and seven deaths in each of the borough’s wards every 12 months, with Leyton showing eight deaths