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The Public Health Legacy of Dieselgate

February 8, 2023 by CORLA

The Dieselgate scandal rocked the car industry in 2015 when carmakers were caught cheating vehicle emissions tests. Seven years later, very little has changed. 

There are still an estimated 8.5 million vehicles on UK roads that pollute several times above the legal limit. These vehicles are not limited to one manufacturer or a few models but are present across the industry. There is no way for people to know how harmful they are. 

Illegal levels of emissions have already had shocking implications for public health, with up to 40,000 premature deaths every year in the UK linked to air pollution.  

Research has now emerged giving a clearer picture of the harm caused by polluted air, including risks to unborn babies and a raised risk of autism, cancer, and dementia.  


For the full article published on 16th November 2022 by CORLA Founder Firm Pogust Goodhead, please click here.

Published on February 8, 2023 by CORLA

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