Category Archives: Research on Air Pollution in the UK

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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Air pollution linked to psychotic experiences in young people

Teens living in dirty air 70% more likely to have symptoms such as paranoia, study finds Young people living with higher levels of air pollution are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences, according to the first study of the … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Risk in over-50s increases by 40% where highest nitrogen oxide levels exist, study shows Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk … Continue reading

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Drivers ‘exposed to highest levels of pollution’ 

What’s the best way to avoid air pollution travelling in a city? Walking, cycling or in a vehicle? It’s a question I put a few months ago when testing some mobile pollution monitors along the busy Brompton Road in London’s … Continue reading

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King’s College Study: How the public are exposed to large variations in pollution concentrations

The results of a study illustrating how the public are exposed to large variations in pollution concentrations as they go about their normal day were presented at a public meeting on 16th January 2013. This demonstration study involved seven residents … Continue reading

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London’s biggest ever air monitoring exercise underway

Clean Air for London project monitoring air quality during Games to assess impact of changing traffic patterns on air pollution Scientists taking part in London’s biggest ever air quality monitoring exercise say they are hoping that improvements in air quality … Continue reading

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