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article In a bid to cut costs and make the NHS more efficient, the Government is rolling out a £1bn programme to scan cars for potentially deadly pollutants.

The scan will be carried out by a new ‘scanning vehicle’ that will operate from 20 August, with an initial pilot scheme planned to roll out across the country.

The scheme, called the ‘scent-based detection system’, is part of the Government’s drive to get the UK’s air quality in line with the EU’s standards.

In a bid for cost savings, the scheme will be rolled out in a phased manner, with the first phase to be rolled-out by 20 August.

The government is also announcing the launch of a £20m pilot project to improve detection of cancerous tumours.

More to come.