Landmark case: Inquest lists air pollution as cause of death

16 Dec 2020

A nine-year-old girl who died following an asthma attack has become the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death.

Prof Gavin Shaddick, a government adviser on air pollution, called it "a landmark decision". 

At the conclusion of the two-week inquest, coroner Philip Barlow said Ella had been exposed to "excessive" levels of pollution.

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