Polluted air in London’s outer boroughs deadliest for older residents

Person overlooking polluted London cityscape

Research led by Dr Heather Walton and team suggests better controls of pollution in London’s outer boroughs would have a great impact as those boroughs have the highest number of air-pollution related deaths, The Times reports. In 2019, toxic air contributed to an estimated 4,000 deaths in the city, found prominently in outer boroughs with lower air pollution levels but higher numbers of vulnerable older residents.