The News
Capital Coahuila
Capital Querétaro
Capital Edo. de Méx.
Capital México
Capital Mujer
Reporte Índigo
Estadio Deportes
The News
Efekto
Green TV
Revista Cambio
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV

Study: 4,500 Deaths a Year from High Europe Diesel Emissions

The tiny particles emitted contribute to 425,000 estimated annual premature deaths from air pollution in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland
By The News · 18 of September 2017 12:00:47
In this Thursday, June 6, 2012 file photo the exhaust pipe of a Diesel engine car is pictured in Leipzig, Germany, In this Thursday, June 6, 2012 file photo the exhaust pipe of a Diesel engine car is pictured in Leipzig, Germany. Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The study comes two years after Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. The tiny particles emitted are hazardous to human health and contribute to 425,000 estimated annual premature deaths from air pollution in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP), photo: dpa/Hendrik Schmidt via AP

BERLIN – Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed.

The study comes two years after Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. The tiny particles emitted are hazardous to human health and contribute to 425,000 estimated annual premature deaths from air pollution in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland.


Scientists calculated the share of deaths from excess diesel emissions as part of the overall total, saying Monday they account for 4,560 deaths a year.

The risk is greatest in areas with high concentrations of diesel cars, such as northern Italy, according to researchers at the Austria-based International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.