Category Archives: UK

Systemic inequalities driving exposure to high indoor air pollution in London

Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers. The biggest factors are the quality of housing and the characteristics of … Continue reading

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Lockdown did not reduce air pollution from tyre wear in London

Less traffic meant less congestion, but the remaining vehicles went faster I asked William Hicks how he felt when lockdown suddenly happened in the middle of his year-long air pollution investigation. “Excited,” he replied. Not the answer that I expected. … Continue reading

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Air pollution breaking WHO limits surrounds 25% of UK homes, study finds

Nearly 8m addresses affected by high levels of toxic particulates and nitrogen dioxide One in four UK homes are surrounded by air pollution exceeding safety limits set by the World Health Organization, a study has shown following research revealing that … Continue reading

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UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court

The UK has been found guilty by the European Court of Justice of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits. The court ruled that, since the 2010, the UK had failed to tackle the problem of toxic NO2 gas emissions … Continue reading

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New anti-idling campaign targets drivers in London

Drivers who leave their engines idling are being targeted in a new campaign led by the City of London Corporation and Camden Council The ‘Engine Off, Every Stop’ campaign, which is being funded by the Mayor of London,  features posters … Continue reading

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Air pollution from fossil fuels responsible for ‘one in five deaths worldwide’

Number of deaths connected to fine particulate matter from fossil fuel burning could be twice as high as previously thought, research says Air pollution from fossil fuels could account for nearly one in five deaths globally, a new study suggests. … Continue reading

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England’s pollution levels soared during August heatwave

King George II is said to have described the British summer as, “three fine days and a thunderstorm”. Today, in our climate changed times, a few hot days, a smog alert and flash flooding would be more accurate. In August’s … Continue reading

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‘High’ – Air pollution warning issued for London

AIR pollution in South London has risen to high levels due to the UK heatwave. The London Air Quality Network is reporting that the high levels of air pollution could continue across today with thunder showers predicted for tomorrow. The … Continue reading

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