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Air pollution causing thousands of premature deaths

Air pollution is estimated to be causing 40,000 premature deaths each year. Nowhere is the problem a bigger worry than for our children on the school run. At one village new data shows pollution peaks at a busy railway crossing, used by hundreds of children every day, are more than three times higher than recommended EU limits. Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

Picture credit: BMB/ClientEarth. Interviewees: Prof Jonathan Grigg, Doctors Against Diesel; Lisa Nicolson, Headteacher; Jenny Court, parent; Helena Nicholson, parent; John Nicholson, parent; Bruce Ansell, parish councillor.