Electric Car Ownership Advances Environmental and Public Health
Air pollution appears as “a major public health issue and not just an environmental concern” that electric car ownership mitigates, according to Michael Boxwell, author of The Electric Car Guide 2015 Edition.
The 49 pages of text that comprise the book’s 10th chapter on “Electric Cars and the Environment” bring together information relevant to European and world experiences. Public Health England, executive agency of the United Kingdom’s Department of Health, considers that “air pollution is responsible for 5.3% of all deaths in the over-25s.” World Health Organization Fact Sheet No. 313 describes household and outdoor air pollution as respectively attributable to 4.3 million and 3.7 million premature deaths in 2012.
André Nel, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, estimates tens of millions of complaints of pollution-prompted heart and lung-related diseases in 2005.