Category Archives: Research on Air Pollution in the UK

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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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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