Category Archives: London

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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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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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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London’s ultra-low emission zone could affect twice as many vehicles

The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation on his plans to double the number of drivers charged with a new levy by expanding the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). Sadiq Khan wants to push the zone’s boundaries out to … Continue reading

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T-Charge: New London traffic charge comes into force 

Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will have to pay almost twice as much to drive in central London. Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £10 T-Charge, which mainly applies to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006, has come into force. It … Continue reading

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Hard-hitting air pollution posters to go on display on London’s Tube network 

A hard-hitting poster campaign highlighting the health risks posed by London’s dangerous air pollution levels is to go on display across the Tube network. Posters featuring stomach-churning images of everyday objects covered in black soot will be plastered across the capital’s train and London … Continue reading

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Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle

Every area of the capital breaches global standards for PM2.5 pollution particles, with most areas exceeding levels by at least 50% The scale of London’s air pollution crisis was laid bare on Wednesday, with new figures showing that every person … Continue reading

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