Wednesday, February 3, 2016

44,000 healthy years lost in Europe, 72,000 years could still be lost in the future

Because Volkswagen has committed large-scale fraud with the software in diesel engines, nine million fraudulent cars, sold in Europe and the US from 2009 to 2015, have emitted a cumulative amount of 526 kilo tonnes of nitrogen oxides more than was legally allowed. The Volkswagen fraud has had an even larger environmental impact in Europe than in the US: more Volkswagens were sold and the population density is higher. Environmental scientists have now provided an estimate of the public health consequences caused by this fraud.

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