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Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

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How does London’s air pollution compare to other cities? 

While the UK issues a weather warning over Saharan dust cloud, over 1,500 cities around the world have a higher level of pollution Despite its reputation as a smog-filled metropolis affected by air pollution, dust from the Sahara and other … Continue reading

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Diesel legislation wars set to drag on

The European Union’s newly agreed diesel emissions test plan is a groundbreaking one, as for the first time it seeks to take regulatory testing of vehicles out of the laboratory and on to real roads. It’s a move that looks … Continue reading

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Why licence plate bans don’t cut smog

Licence-plate driving bans such as the one implemented in Paris this week are not the solution to urban air pollution, according to analysis of recent data. In fact, arbitrary restrictions have been shown to make air pollution worse in the … Continue reading

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