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"Toxic pollution is blowing across the Channel and harming Londoners' health, MPs were told today.
"On unusually high pollution days, up to four fifths of a dangerous pollutant seeping into parts of the capital and the South-East may be from overseas.
"Environmental health expert Professor Frank Kelly, of King's College, London estimates that between 3,000 and 5,000 people a year in the capital die early, because of pollution. Some will have had their life cut short by up to 10 years. The worst particulate pollution is normally from traffic in London, especially diesel-run vehicles, or from heating homes."