Car industry and the government need to prove that cars can deliver clean emissions for the sake of public health

As the emissions cheating scandal runs into its second week, we could be witnessing the death throes of diesel in Europe.

The VW revelations will draw much-needed attention to the dreadful health impacts resulting from diesel traffic. Government figures published this month estimate that more than 50,000 people die early every year from air pollution. That doesn’t include the tens of thousands more who are made seriously ill through asthma, bronchitis, heart attacks, strokes and other debilitating illnesses.

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Source: Guardian Environment