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Fossil gas has large health costs

A recent report by Health and Environment Alliance shows that burning fossil gas is a false fix for health. In 2019 alone, burning fossil gas for power and heat caused over 2,800 premature deaths from air pollution (from PM2.5, NO2 and ozone) in the EU-27 and the UK. The health costs for the burning of fossil gas were up to 8.7 billion EUR in 2019, with the largest health burden falling onto Italy, Germany, the UK, France, the Netherlands, and Spain.

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