Category Archives: UK

Spain gets blame for high air pollution levels forecast in UK today

HIGH air pollution levels that have been forecast in parts of the UK today have been blamed on ‘toxic air’ from the south of Europe. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said, “Thursday and Friday have the chance of … Continue reading

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Major link between air pollution and childhood asthma in Bradford, study finds

The study adds to ‘overwhelming evidence’ that air pollution is harming children, it is claimed. Air pollution may be responsible for nearly 40% of childhood asthma cases in a northern city that was at the centre of the Industrial Revolution, … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Cold snap worsens particle load of air

Particle pollution increases as the wind slows down and chilly weather prompts the lighting of more wood fires The last days of the “beast from the east” cold spell caused air pollution problems across large parts of the UK, Germany, Belgium … Continue reading

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Public at risk from ‘daily cocktail of pollution’

  People are being exposed to a daily cocktail of pollution that may be having a significant impact on their health, England’s chief medical officer says. Prof Dame Sally Davies said the impact of air, light and noise pollution was … Continue reading

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Nine states censured by EU over illegally high air pollution levels

400,000 Europeans die prematurely every year from air pollution. The Czech Republic is one of nine EU states summoned to Brussels recently to explain what they’re doing about illegally high pollution levels. Officials from the nine, including Germany, Spain, France, Italy, … Continue reading

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London reaches legal air pollution limit just one month into the new year

Timing is a significant improvement, due in part to mayor’s measures, but campaigners say national government must ‘get a grip’ on toxic air Air pollution in London has reached the legal limit for the whole of 2018 less than a month … Continue reading

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London schools to be alerted on high air pollution days

Schools in London will receive an alert every time air pollution in the capital is set to pose an acute risk to health as part of a renewed push to highlight the scale of the capital’s toxic pollution crisis. Air … Continue reading

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Polluted streets ‘still poisoning lungs’ in Scotland

Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution fumes. Ten streets across four towns and cities have been revealed as continuing to break Scottish and European air quality standards in 2017, according to figures … Continue reading

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