The deaths of the disaster ubraine pollution

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The site Kyot home récement has published an article about the health consequences of urban pollution on mortality.

The numbers are scary, here are some selected pieces:

"Air pollution is a disaster for public health even more than for climate. "

"We learn that in an urban population of 15 259 590 inhabitants of 76 agglomerations of France in 2002, 9513 deaths are attributable to pollution by fine particles. This represents 4,9% of the total mortality of this same population that year! "

« La France a elle seule verrait 31 700 morts de la pollution de l’air par an dont 17 600 (56%) imputables au seul traffic routier !! »

An "interesting" comparison between pollution and road accident is, moreover, made by the author of this article:

» les gaz d’échappement des voitures, motos et camions tuent 2,4 fois plus que les accidents de la route !! Le véritable bilan nécrologique de la route s’élève à 17 600 + 7242 = 24 842 morts par an !!! On aimerait beaucoup que les chiffres de la sécurité routière compent TOUTES les victimes… »

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