Category Archives: London

Tube passengers ‘breathe in 12m toxic air particles a minute’… and could be at risk of dementia 

Tube travellers could be at risk of developing dementia as it emerged passengers can inhale more than 12 million toxic air particles a minute on the Underground. Monitors placed on the Tube network by Transport for Londonfound that “nanodusts” comprised mostly of … Continue reading

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Diesel charge trial launched in central London 

Diesel car drivers will be charged an extra £2.45 an hour from today to park in parts of central London, in an attempt to combat toxic air. Westminster council is launching a trial of the “D-charge” on pay-to-park bays in … Continue reading

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Side street routes to avoid city pollution can cut exposure by half 

Clean air signposts and online walking maps to sidestep diesel fumes would benefit public health, finds study Taking a side street route when walking through a city cuts a person’s air pollution exposure by half, according to a new study. … Continue reading

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Oslo, London lead push for greener transport – study

Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday. European cities filled eight … Continue reading

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How to stop the construction industry choking our cities

Building firms need to start treating diesel emissions in the same way as asbestos, says air pollution expert Poor air quality, with diesel the biggest culprit, is now thought to be the cause of 40,000 deaths in the UK each … Continue reading

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London parents could face ban on taking kids to school by car 

Parents who use a car on the school run will be fined up to £130 in parts of London to tackle air pollution and dangerous driving, the Standard has learned. The unprecedented action is being taken around two primaries and … Continue reading

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Thousands of British children exposed to illegal levels of air pollution 

More than 2,000 schools and nurseries close to roads with damaging levels of diesel fumes, joint investigation by Guardian and Greenpeace reveals Hundreds of thousands of children are being exposed to illegal levels of damaging air pollution from diesel vehicles … Continue reading

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Paris and London mayors announce scheme to gauge car emissions 

The mayors of Paris and London announced a new scheme for monitoring emissions from vehicles on Wednesday, aimed at improving air quality in the two capitals. Anne Hidalgo of Paris and London’s Sadiq Khan said the system would set up … Continue reading

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