Gallery: Study Finds Emissions From Fossil-Fuel Burning Vehicles Are Wo...


Hung Chung Chih /

Cars are dangerous, but not only because they’re made of several tons of glass and steel, and move at high speeds through densely populated areas. A recent study found that tailpipe emissions are responsible for millions of premature deaths in rapidly expanding countries like China and India. Cars in these countries aren’t subject to the same air quality restrictions they are in Europe and the U.S., and that has led researchers to call vehicle exhaust the fastest-growing cause of death in the world.

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