Category Archives: UK

It’s time to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard

British Safety Council’s report makes the case for urgent action on the impact of air pollution on outdoor workers The British Safety Council has launched a report ‘Impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers’ which provides compelling … Continue reading

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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. All across the continent, tens of millions of people live and … Continue reading

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‘Dangerously high’ levels of air pollution found in Northern Ireland

Poisonous air across Northern Ireland is contributing to illness and early death for many people, it has been claimed. The stark warning comes as an investigation into air quality in Belfast revealed “dangerously high” levels of pollutants. Levels of nitrogen … Continue reading

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One in six people dying of lung cancer in UK are non-smokers, experts say

Scientists blame rise on car fumes, secondhand smoke and soot from wood-burning stoves Growing numbers of non-smokers are being diagnosed with lung cancer, many at a stage when it is incurable, experts in the disease have revealed. They blame the … Continue reading

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Ulez Map, Car check, Charges And Start Date: What You Need To Know

A new vehicle emissions charge is to launch in central London, which could see some motorists pay a lot more to drive in the capital. The ultra low emission zone (Ulez) will be introduced this week in an effort to … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to psychotic experiences in young people

Teens living in dirty air 70% more likely to have symptoms such as paranoia, study finds Young people living with higher levels of air pollution are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences, according to the first study of the … Continue reading

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Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research

Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?

For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities — London and Paris — measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. In a paper, published today … Continue reading

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