Category Archives: London

Strict COVID-19 lockdown policies helped reduce air pollution levels and death rates in Europe

Strict COVID-19 lockdown policies such as workplace closures in European cities reduced levels of air pollution and the number of associated deaths, according to new estimates published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. The research, which was funded by the European Centre … Continue reading

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Baby born in area with ‘dangerously polluted air’ every two minutes in UK, study finds

Every two minutes in the UK a baby is born in an area with “dangerously polluted air”, a study has found. More than 250,000 babies are being born in toxic air hotspots every day, according to analysis by the Asthma … Continue reading

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Covid: Pollution increases risk of Covid hospitalisation, study finds

Living in areas of high air pollution increases the risk of hospitalisation with Covid-19 a new study has found. Imperial College London researchers also found evidence people living in polluted areas may have an increased risk of catching the disease. … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness – study

Exclusive: research finds small rise in exposure to air pollution leads to higher risk of needing treatment Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according to the most comprehensive study of its kind. The … Continue reading

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Nearly every London school in high air pollution area, report says

Almost every London school is in an area where air pollution levels exceed World Health Organization limits, City Hall analysis suggests. Figures show 98% of schools are in areas with toxic air quality, compared with 24% outside the capital. Rosamund … Continue reading

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Londoners say asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution

More than 300,000 Londoners have said that their asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution as Sadiq Khan today doubles down on his commitment to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. New research from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation … Continue reading

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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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