Category Archives: UK

Revealed: microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers

Exclusive: London has highest level yet recorded but health impacts of breathing particles are unknown Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, with research revealing that London has the highest levels yet recorded. The health impacts of breathing or … Continue reading

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Pollution league tables for UK urban areas reveal the expected and unexpected

The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom of a league table of predicted city-wide air pollution concentrations among UK cities, according to new analysis by the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster. The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom … Continue reading

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The NHS is facing a winter crisis – and it’s being exacerbated by air pollution

That’s the ominous warning from a group of 175 doctors and health professionals, who say the government must focus on improving air quality across the country The NHS is facing a winter crisis – and it’s being exacerbated by air … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘linked to higher glaucoma risk’

Living in a more polluted area was associated with a greater likelihood of having the debilitating eye condition, a study suggests. Air pollution could be linked to a higher risk of glaucoma, according to a new study. Scientists observed that … Continue reading

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Living near busy road stunts children’s lung growth, study says

Research reveals that living in proximity of traffic increases risk of lung cancer by 10% Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, research has revealed. The analysis by King’s College … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills five people in Bristol each week, study shows

Toxic air contributes to health conditions such as asthma, cancer and stroke, say experts Five people die each week in Bristol as a result of high levels of air pollution, a study has revealed. Researchers at King’s College London examined … Continue reading

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Toxic Tube air ‘is a health risk to travellers and staff’

PASSENGERS and staff on the London Underground risk breathing in air pollution 18 times worse than above ground, according to scientists. They absorb toxic particles known as PM2.5 — which have a diameter of less than 2.5 millionths of a … Continue reading

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Changing a child’s route to school can halve exposure to air pollution

Children travelling to school via back streets rather than main roads cut their exposure to air pollution by almost half, according to the largest study of its kind. Earlier this year, more than 250 children at five London schools wore … Continue reading

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