Death by air

According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Volkswagen’s pollution-control subterfuge is not merely a victimless crime. The incriminating software that VW admitted using to cheat government emission limits, has resulted in its vehicles spewing enough pollution to cause between 16 and 94 deaths over seven years, with the annual count increasing more recently. The total cost has been well over $100 million, estimated AP, and said that the results could be deadlier and costlier in Europe, where more VW’s diesel-fuelled vehicles were sold.