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Most forms of toxic air pollution are now completely invisible and odourless.

Air pollution

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Air pollution from diesel engines causes cancer. In 2012 the World Health Organisation classified diesel emissions a class 1 carcinogen. Emissions from petrol engines are also highly toxic.

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1. Invisible killer

2. Diesel engines

Air Pollution damages lung development in children.

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3. Children's health

There is mounting scientific evidence that air pollution affects the brain development of children.

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4. Brain development

Tiny, invisible particles of pollution penetrate deep into our lungs, bloodstream and bodies. These pollutants are responsible for about one-third of deaths from stroke, chronic respiratory disease, and lung cancer as well as one quarter of deaths from heart attack.

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5. Long-term health warning

Ground-level ozone, produced from the interaction of many different pollutants in sunlight, is also a cause of asthma and chronic respiratory illnesses

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6. Ozone