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The OECD estimated the impacts of air pollution caused by road transport on people’s health.

The OECD, the Organisation of Economic Development and Cooperation, having as members 34 advanced economies, amongst which also the majority of EU countries, published a report estimating the costs of air pollution on health. The report focuses on air pollution caused by road transport and defines the costs in terms of human lives as well as economic costs of the health impacts of air pollution.

According to the study, outdoor air pollution kills more than 3.5 million people a year globally, far more than was previously estimated. Air pollution has been linked to a number of common diseases, such as cancer, heart diseases and respiratory problems. In most OECD countries, the death toll from heart and lung diseases caused by air pollution is much higher than the one from traffic accidents. Air pollution in OECD countries has fallen in recent years, helped by tighter emission controls on vehicles, but it has increased in China and India due to the increasing number of vehicles in the two booming economies.


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The OECD has estimated the cost of air pollution on health in OECD countries (including deaths and illness) at about USD 1.7 trillion (€1.2 trillion) in 2010. Evidence suggests that road transport is likely responsible for about 50% of this cost.

The OECD has also suggested a number of recommendations in its study for reducing the impacts of road transport on air pollution.


Some main recommendations include:

* Maintain and tighten regulatory regimes, in particular, vehicle standards regimes such as those currently in place in the European Union (see Polis article).
* Make test-cycle emissions more similar to the emissions the vehicles cause under normal use.
* Invest in more ambitious mitigation programmes, including improved public transport.
* Continue the research on the economic value of morbidity impacts of air pollution and on the specific evidence linking it to road transport.
* Mitigate the impact of air pollution on vulnerable groups, such as the young and the old.



Steps toward curing cancer - cleaning up carcinogenic air pollution


A smart parent doing what he can to protect his children.



At the time of writing there is no cure for cancer. But then, there are ways of looking at the disease that can help us to eradicate the carcinogens that have made this a plague of epidemic proportions in the 20th century.


Cancer is a mutation of the cells caused by a trigger. We are interested in identifying those triggers, then taking a look at ways of eliminating them. The good news is that we are not medically trained, nor are we funded for scientific research - thus we have a free hand in thinking out loud that other researchers do not have as to the root causes of the disease.





Let's try that again. "We, the President of the United Stated of America and the prime Minister of Great Britain, do solemnly swear to seek a cure for cancer." If they believe that, they swallow anything - including the polluted air we created.





We all know that inhaling toxins will cause lung cancer - and that is the basic clue. We are inhaling toxins all the time caused by our modern lifestyle. They may not be quite so concentrated, but they are present and cause city smogs and acid rain in some areas. Hence, no matter how healthy you are, your risk is higher.




Are we doing anything about it? The answer is slowly. Petrol and diesel fuels are choking the planet but we need transport in modern life more than we did before the 20th century. You could thus argue that cancer is a by product of modern living. Tough. Or you could help spread the word that we should change to cleaner transport. Cleaner transport means shipping, aircraft and road vehicles.




Solar charging is one step closer to a cleaner planet





Eating fresh food and fruit in particular is one way of reducing the risks. Tomatoes and Blueberries are among some of the favourite foods that seem to help stave off symptoms.



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Solar Cola - a healthier alternative





The vision of Cancer Researchers is to conquer social cancers, aiming to control the disease that infects 4 out of every five persons in the United Kingdom (example country).


Cancer Research will work alone and in partnership with others to achieve the following objectives:


1) To carry out world-class research into the biology and causes of cancer


Cancer is a highly complex disease that is still only partly understood. Only through a better understanding of the disease will the improved treatments, diagnostics and prevention strategies of the future be developed.


2) To develop effective treatments and improve the quality of life for cancer patients


Research will be carried out to accelerate cancer cure rates, aiming to translate our understanding of the disease into effective treatments. Research will also be directed at improving diagnosis of cancer, and at prolonging the life and improving the quality of life of those patients whose disease cannot be cured.


3) To reduce the number of people getting cancer


Research will be carried out into the influence of lifestyle, individual risk, environment and interventions such as vaccination on cancer, and into how people can change their behaviors to reduce their risk of the disease. We will make the wider public aware of cancer risk factors and the options available to them to reduce that risk.


4) To provide authoritative information on cancer


As a leading international research organisation Cancer Research UK will provide authoritative cancer information to the public and promote the best treatments and prevention strategies to governments, commercial organisations, those responsible for cancer care, and the media.


We aim to make the public aware of the social cancer prevalent in local authority, by freely distributing caselaw and documented examples of heavy handed local authority, unreasonableness and breaches of the public's basic civil rights.




Events designed to promote electric vehicles and the all important infrastructure to support long distance transport.  the aim being to clean up the air we breathe - and in so doing prevent the carcinogenic soup of chemicals entering our bodies.









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