Air pollution link to 59 West Berkshire deaths in 2010
Public Health England has issued estimates of the number of people who die in different local authorities owing to long-term exposure to man-made particulate air pollution (PM2.5).
For West Berkshire, it estimated that it contributed to 5.5 per cent of the 1,074 deaths of those aged over 25 in that year.
Authors of the study said people whose death was hastened by pollution lost an average of 10.6 years of their lives.
However, the district had the lowest percentage estimate ...