Brexit May Turn London’s Fog to Smog If U.K. Ditches EU Rules

  • S&P Global calls air-quality issues ‘very serious’ for U.K.
  • WHO estimates $83 billion annual burden in U.K from bad air

The Houses of Parliament and the river Thames are shrouded in early morning fog in London.

Photographer: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Londoners may find it harder to catch their breath if the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union weakens air-quality standards, according to S&P Global Inc.

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