Yes, pollution from cars and lorries can kill.
A recent study published in BMJ shows increase in heart and lung related deaths due to traffic pollution.
BMJ. Short term associations of ambient nitrogen dioxide with daily total, cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality: multilocation analysis in 398 cities. BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n534 (Published 24 March 2021)
Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n534
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