30 Sep '15, 10am

#Luiis_3x ] How many people may have died due to Volkswagen’s emissions cheating?: Pollution... [ #Luispokel ]

The writers drew on the work of three researchers who looked at mortality rates and medical spending before and after countries cut back on nitrogen oxide emissions by 350 tons per year. According to the scientists’ working paper, that reduction led to a decrease in deaths of about five per 100,000 people and a drop in prescription drug spending. The bulk of the deaths due to emissions happened in high pollution regions and impacted older people disproportionately. When figured with Volkswagen’s 46,000 tons of additional emissions, the numbers show about 106 deaths if the pollution had similar effects.

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