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Delay to curbs on toxic shipping emissions 'would cause 200,000 extra premature deaths'

Unpublished study warns of the global health consequences of delaying by five years a cap on the sulphur content of shipping fuels A push by the shipping and oil industries for a five-year delay to curbs on toxic sulphur emissions would cause an extra 200,000 premature deaths from lung cancer and heart disease, according to an unpublished International Maritime Organisation (IMO) study.
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