Tag Archives: Air Quality

Moor Lane: London’s first low-emission street

City of London authorities unveil first public details of plan to make city centre street a hub for clean air Moor Lane, tucked behind Moorgate tube station in central London, is a narrow city street lined with glass and concrete. … Continue reading

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Beijing turns nose up at perfumes in war on smog

Hair gel and perfumes have become the latest targets in China’s war on smog. Scientists and researchers claim that “daily life emissions” from household items containing volatile organic compounds, including air fresheners and kitchen cleaners, are to blame for 12 … Continue reading

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Green space near home during childhood linked to fewer respiratory problems in adulthood

Children who have access to green spaces close to their homes have fewer respiratory problems, such as asthma and wheezing, in adulthood, according to new research presented today (Wednesday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. In contrast, children who … Continue reading

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The dangers of smoke inhalation

Moorland fires continue to burn on both Lancashire’s Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, blanketing the region in smoke and ash. So what can local people do to protect themselves and their families from smoke inhalation? Smoke can … Continue reading

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Saddleworth Moor fire generating pollution that can harm health: experts

The fire raging on Saddleworth Moor is generating high levels of pollutants that could have a significant effect on people’s health, experts have warned. As firefighters battled the blaze, Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) urged residents to keep doors … Continue reading

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Hamburg prepares for diesel driving ban with signs warning motorists

The city of Hamburg this week put up signs on its streets warning motorists of diesel restricted zones – an indication to residents that they are taking the diesel driving bans seriously. Limited diesel driving bans were introduced for two … Continue reading

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Estonia’s air is one of the cleanest in the world – WHO

According to the data by the World Health Organisation, Estonia is among the countries with the cleanest air. According to the WHO, the countries with the cleanest air are Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Canada, Norway and Iceland. The worst air quality … Continue reading

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Chemicals in skin and hair products contribute to air pollution

Researchers are reporting that chemical emissions from personal care products are contributing to air pollution, according to a new study out of Boulder, Colorado. During rush hour, the magnitude of emissions from personal care products was found to be comparable … Continue reading

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