Category Archives: Europe

Jet engine lubrication oils are a major source of ultrafine particles

Ultrafine particles form during combustion processes, for example when wood or biomass is burned, as well as in power and industrial plants. Alongside road traffic, large airports are a major source of these ultrafine particles, which are less than 100 … Continue reading

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UK study adds to evidence of air pollution link to long-term illness

Research found greater chances of multiple chronic illnesses in people living in polluted areas Are the impacts from air pollution hiding in plain sight in the everyday aliments that so many of us suffer from? A new study, the largest … Continue reading

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London Underground polluted with metallic particles small enough to enter human bloodstream

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Seventy years on from the Great Smog, Mayor warns that air pollution is still a matter of life and death in London

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Air pollution killed 238,000 Europeans prematurely in 2020: EU watchdog

Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the bloc’s environmental watchdog said Thursday, a slight rise from the previous year. At the same time, the overall rate for EU countries in 2020 … Continue reading

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Polluted air on Tube platforms could harm commuters’ health, study warns

Polluted air on Tube platforms could harm commuters’ health without action to improve ventilation, a study has warned. Researchers found that air on the Piccadilly Line platform at South Kensington was at its worst during evening rush hour and contained … Continue reading

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Simple measures can go a long way to combating air pollution in schools

Most UK primary schools experience levels of pollution which exceed the safe levels set out by the World Health Organization, yet simple measures can cut outdoor and indoor exposure of toxins by almost half, according to a new study from … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch: Air Pollution Killing Thousands in Bosnia

Watchdog organisation says Bosnia’s dependency on coal and wood for heat and electricity generation kills thousands of people each year. Human Rights Watch has again drawn attention to the problem of air pollution in Bosnian cities. “Nine per cent of … Continue reading

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