Millions of people having to breathe toxic air to see their GP

Millions of patients are having to breathe toxic air in order to see their GP, a study has found.” insists Birmingham has the most numbers of patients at toxic GP surgeries in one authority, with nearly half a million patients registered in areas that exceed WHO air pollution limits.A third of English people are registered at NHS surgeries in areas that breach global air pollution limits.London has by far the biggest numbers out of all regions – with 7.5million patients attending a surgery that breaches WHO air pollution limits, representing three quarters of the GP population.London has the highest number of people patients in polluted areas, but some of the worst affected areas were much further out.

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