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Polluted streets ‘still poisoning lungs’ in Scotland

Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution fumes. Ten streets across four towns and cities have been revealed as continuing to break Scottish and European air quality standards in 2017, according to figures … Continue reading

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Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution 

Exclusive: 59% of the population live in towns and cities where diesel pollution risks damaging health, new data from the Labour party shows Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution … Continue reading

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Scotland’s most-polluted streets revealed amid call for cleaner air 

A list of Scotland’s most-polluted streets shows more must be done to improve air quality, campaigners say. Friends of the Earth Scotland said the list showed many streets are still failing to meet safety standards, meaning the Scottish Government could … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament debates air pollution 

The Scottish Parliament will debate air pollution today, for the first time since the publication of the Scottish Government’s Air Quality Strategy. The Scottish Government was required by the UK Supreme Court to produce the strategy after the UK failed … Continue reading

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Asthma suffers warned over heavy air pollution hitting Scotland

ASTHMA suffers have been warned they may be vulnerable to attacks in the coming days as it emerges several parts of Scotland are experiencing a high pollution episode. A weather pattern coming in from Western Europe has sparked an escalation … Continue reading

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Air pollution levels dangerously high in Aberdeen

Asthmatics in the north-east are being warned about dangerously high levels of pollution in the air. Aberdeen is currently at the highest level of pollution, with Market Street four times the daily limit. Pollution is measured in levels of particulate … Continue reading

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Delay tackling traffic fumes ‘costing Scots lives’

THE Scottish and UK governments have come under fire over their failure to act on deadly air pollution blighting cities and towns north of the Border. Environmental campaigners have hit out at ministers for delaying efforts to tackle the problem, … Continue reading

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Scots cities ‘10 years behind on air quality’

MOST of Scotland’s cities will be ten years late when they finally meet a European air quality standard, according to environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth Scotland. The group said while a legal limit on the amount of nitrogen … Continue reading

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