Heathrow deaths warning

A new study says a third runway at Heathrow would triple the number of early deaths from pollution linked to the airport.

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Estuary airport could 'cut pollution deaths'

New research suggests a third runway at Heathrow could cause an extra 100 deaths a year linked to pollution from the airport.

The report, by Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shows a plan backed by mayor Boris Johnson for an airport in the Thames Estuary, would cut the number of deaths.

Scientists say the estuary scheme would see a 70% decrease in the number of people dying due to pollution caused by Heathrow.

Piers Hopkirk has our report:

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