Silvertown tunnel an ‘assault on health’ of locals, warn doctors

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Group of GPs and other health experts say planned Thames tunnel will increase pollution in the area

Doctors and healthcare workers have warned that plans for a new four-lane tunnel under the River Thames in east London represent an “assault on the health” of families in the surrounding area.

The group of 25 GPs, nurses and specialists – including experts in child health and respiratory disease – say the £2bn Silvertown tunnel project will funnel more traffic through some of the most deprived and polluted boroughs in the country – with a devastating impact on people’s health.

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