Category Archives: UK

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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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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Breathe clean air, not microplastics! Tyre wear – an underestimated source of air pollution that needs to be tackled

Plastic degradation in our environment is a global threat that affects our planet and our health. According to a new study published by Hull York Medical School (United Kingdom) in March 2022, for the first time, microplastic pollution has been … Continue reading

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Report Finds that 97 Percent of Global Cities Did Not Meet Latest WHO Air Quality Guideline

The 2021 World Air Quality Report finds that only three percent of cities and no single country met the latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) PM2.5 annual air quality guideline. The report analyzes PM2.5 air pollution measurements from air monitoring stations … Continue reading

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Living in more polluted areas increases risk for poor mental wellbeing

People in the UK who live in more polluted areas, such as near busy roads, are at a higher risk of poor mental wellbeing, new research led by the University of St Andrews has found. The study examined four types … Continue reading

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