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umwelt-plakette.de en 2019-01-24

News on environmental zones and air pollution

German lung doctors go wrong

113 medical specialists claim that the allowed nitrogen oxide values and associated health risks are overestimated. Also worrying are the statements of the German Minister of Transport, Andreas Scheuer, who considers the doubts to be justified. Such minority opinions should not let forget that the scientific consensus is there. According to the Federal Environment Agency, around 6,000 people - in 2014 alone - died of cardiovascular diseases due to nitrogen dioxide.