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Electric cars can help save lives

Published 29/03/2010 | 05:00

IT is quite incredible that along with all the electric car media hype, no one mentioned the only real and very important advantage -- reducing exposure to air pollution.

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According to a UK government-commission audit, air pollution is responsible for 50,000 early deaths a year, which would equate to 4,000 in Ireland.

Exhaust fumes contain a toxic cocktail of hydrocarbons and particulate and are responsible for cardiovascular disease, cancer and leukaemia.

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