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Pioneering technology to reduce emissions: amid growing concerns about increasingly dangerous levels of air pollution in Britain's major cities, Greater Manchester Fire County Service is pioneering the use of latest environmental technology to help reduce harmful exhaust emissions from diesel engines.(Vehicles)

Air pollution is estimated to cause the premature deaths of between 12,000 and 25,000 people a year and the principal cause is particulate matter, tiny specks of dust from vehicle exhausts which congest the lungs, affecting those with heart, lung and respiratory problems.

According to Government statistics, how ever, the life expectancy of one million people could be increased by an average three to six-and-a-half months as a result of measures to improve air quality. These measures include the application of latest technology that is already making a huge difference to the environmental performance of Fire Service vehicles, for example.

Driven by a growing need to contribute to improving air quality and the working environment of their employees, Greater Manchester Fire County Service is pioneering the use of a unique system developed by fuels additive company Adastra. …

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