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Air pollution, ill health and the need for a 21st-century Model T Ford | Letters

Dr Robin Russell-Jones and Geraint Davies MP on the harmful effects of diesel exhaust, and Christine Benning on why we need a cheap electric car for all, not Tesla’s Model 3

The harmful effects of air pollution during early life deserve greater attention (Air pollution damages ‘every organ in the body’, 18 May). Ongoing research in the US has reported that exposure during pregnancy to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a constituent of diesel exhaust, is linked to developmental delay at three years, an IQ reduction of 4-5 points at five years, increased anxiety, depression and inattention at six to …read more