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big cars are polluting and dangerous to other road users, unnecessarily driving climate change and costing the NHS billions through causing smog-related diseases such as cancer, asthma and bronchitis.

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Latest Blog Posts for Big Cars Drive Climate Change

  • Can you smell something funny?
    on Jan 31, 2011
    Since the UK smoking ban in public places such as pubs my sense of smell has come back - which is great. I have also started noticing though just how much it stinks of car fumes round town. It turns out that smog from traffic pollution causes three...
  • Can you smell something funny?
    on Jan 31, 2011
    Since the UK smoking ban in public places such as pubs my sense of smell has come back - which is great. I have also started noticing though just how much it stinks of car fumes round town. It turns out that smog from traffic pollution causes three...
  • HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE ABOUT BIG CARS AND CLIMATE CHANGE!
    on Jan 4, 2011
     A big car (2.5l engine or over) can easily produce 8 tonnes of CO2 emissions for every 10,000 miles and twice as much cancer and asthma causing smog that we all have to breathe in round town.  Give this leaflet to friends and family who drive th...
  • Shows you don't need a big car in icy weather!!
    on Dec 27, 2010
    I thought this was telling. Snow socks or chains on your normal car (or winter tyres if you get snow all winter) is clearly the way to go! The 4x4s in the video are really struggling by comparison. http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/22122010/36/ford-saloon-tr...
  • tragic case of how big cars can be fatal to pedestrians
    on Dec 20, 2010
    This is a tragic reminder of how dangerous big cars are to pedestrians. A Range Rover lost control in Glasgow and went onto the pavement, killing two young female pedestrians. My thoughts and sympathies go out to the families of the victims. Words ca...
  • tragic case of how big cars can be fatal to pedestrians
    on Dec 20, 2010
    This is a tragic reminder of how dangerous big cars are to pedestrians. A Range Rover lost control in Glasgow and went onto the pavement, killing two young female pedestrians. My thoughts and sympathies go out to the families of the victims. Words ca...
  • traffic pollution affects unborn children
    on Sep 22, 2010
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7888735.stm Comments...
  • Unmistakable signs the planet is heating up
    on Aug 1, 2010
    From a study by the Met Office using a huge range of data sources: Each of the last three decades has been much warmer than the decade before. At the time, the 1980s was the hottest decade on record. In the 1990s, every year was warmer than the aver...
  • Air Pollution - killing 50,000 a year and costing the NHS up to £20bn
    on Mar 22, 2010
    More evidence has been published today by a cross party Select Committee about the impacts of air pollution on our health. Air pollution probably causes more deaths than passive smoking, traffic accidents or obesity, yet it receives very little atte...
  • Road Traffic clearly linked with pneumonia in children
    on Jan 25, 2010
    Children who live near a main road are in greater danger of catching pneumonia because pollution from passing traffic damages their lungs. A leading expert in childhood breathing difficulties has made the link between exposure to particles from vehic...
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