The study said that not only was air pollution damaging to health, it also had an impact on the economic well-being of France as many employees had to take sick leave.
The committee estimated the financial impact of atmospheric pollution for health reasons at "between 68 and 97 billion euros" per year, ranging from treatment of aggravated conditions like asthma to battling forms of cancer caused by smog.
Vehicle pollution was highlighted in the report and it backed fiscal policies to encourage use of cleaner technologies, increasing fuel duty on diesel and measures to compliment incomplete or inefficient regulations already in place.
Paris has recently faced high pollution levels forcing authorities to restrict driving and make public transport free, but other corners of France have also suffered including along the Rhone valley.
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