Category Archives: UK

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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Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show

Data reveals acute impact on people’s health and the strain it puts on emergency services Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each … Continue reading

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Sources of Air Pollution in Europe

Air pollutants are emitted from a range of both man-made and natural sources including: burning of fossil fuels in electricity generation, transport, industry and households; industrial processes and solvent use, for example in the chemical and mining industries; agriculture; waste … Continue reading

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Little progress made in tackling air pollution in Europe, research says

European Environment Agency found levels of fine particulate matter stalled after decades of reductions Little progress has been made on tackling air quality in Europe, new research shows, despite public outcry in many countries and increasing awareness of the health … Continue reading

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