Category Archives: Research on Air Pollution in the UK

Quarter of UK pupils attend schools where air pollution is over WHO limit

Estimated 3.4m children learn in unhealthy environment, says charity behind research Millions of British children attend schools where air pollution is worse than the World Health Organization limit, campaigners have said. An analysis found that more than a quarter of … 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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Drivers who keep their windows down are exposed to 80 percent more air pollution

Car users from the world’s least affluent cities are exposed to a disproportionate amount of in-car air pollution because they rely heavily on opening their windows for ventilation, finds a first of its kind study from the University of Surrey. … Continue reading

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Cleaner air during UK lockdown relieves asthma for millions

People with asthma and other lung conditions report decrease in symptoms, finds survey Two million people in the UK with respiratory conditions such as asthma have experienced reduced symptoms during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the British Lung Foundation. A … Continue reading

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New research shows outdoor workers are exposed to 15% more pollution than the average Londoner

We are building the evidence base that proves government must act on air quality says British Safety Council. An app developed by King College London as part of the British Safety Council’s Time to Breathe campaign is building on a … Continue reading

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Revealed: microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers

Exclusive: London has highest level yet recorded but health impacts of breathing particles are unknown Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, with research revealing that London has the highest levels yet recorded. The health impacts of breathing or … Continue reading

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Pollution league tables for UK urban areas reveal the expected and unexpected

The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom of a league table of predicted city-wide air pollution concentrations among UK cities, according to new analysis by the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster. The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom … Continue reading

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Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show

Data reveals acute impact on people’s health and the strain it puts on emergency services Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each … Continue reading

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