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Deaths from air pollution in Merseyside
Air pollution is one reason why decision makers should be prioritising walking and cycling over travel in motor vehicles, since motor vehicles are a major cause.

The total deaths nationally from air pollution are estimated to be 40,000 deaths per year, partly from particulates and partly from nitrogen oxides.

A breakdown of deaths from particulate pollution by local authority is given in a document from Public Health England [1].

The annual deaths in Merseyside (from page 11 of the report) are
Knowsley77
Liverpool 239
Sefton145
St Helens98
Wirral166
Total725

The average number of life-years lost is roughly 10 per person.

The ill effects are not just the shortening of life in the fatal cases, but also the ill health before death, and the non-fatal cases of asthma and so on.

References

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/332854/PHE_CRCE_010.pdf




Last updated: 17 Jun 2018