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Pollution blamed for 3,389 deaths in London

Around 3,389 deaths in London have been linked to poor air quality, new figures have revealed.

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Pollution blamed for 3,389 deaths in London

Over 3,000 deaths In London have been linked to poor air quality, new figures have revealed, as health authorities called for more to be done to tackle the issue.

A view of the Canary Wharf and O2 during the high pollution levels last week. Credit: PA Wire

Around 3,389 deaths were attributed to pollution in 2010, Public Health England (PHE) said.

'Very high' levels of pollution in the capital last week renewed calls for more to be done to improve air quality.

The highest number of deaths were recorded in the south east of England where 4,034 deaths in people over the age of 25 were linked to air pollution.

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