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Living near busy road stunts children’s lung growth, study says

Research reveals that living in proximity of traffic increases risk of lung cancer by 10% Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, research has revealed. The analysis by King’s College … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills five people in Bristol each week, study shows

Toxic air contributes to health conditions such as asthma, cancer and stroke, say experts Five people die each week in Bristol as a result of high levels of air pollution, a study has revealed. Researchers at King’s College London examined … 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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Pollution hotspots get ‘clean bus’ cash 

Eighteen “pollution hotspots” in England have been awarded funds to cut bus emissions, as part of efforts to meet EU targets on nitrogen dioxide. The government has been taken to court over its failure to meet NO2 limits and has … Continue reading

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Hundreds of buses to be fitted with green technology to cut air pollution 

The government has announced new funding for councils to cut emissions in 439 buses around the country as part of a £7million scheme A million greener bus journeys will take place across the UK next year after ministers announced £7million … Continue reading

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Bristol City Council given £30,000 to improve air quality

Thousands of pounds are to be spent in Bristol in a bid to improve air quality. The government has given the council £30,000 to monitor the movements of heavy goods vehicles in the city. The research will look at the … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Please don’t keep the home fires burning

With fewer people travelling to work, the end of December normally has low pollution. However, this year frosty weather meant that air pollution lingered and caused problems across the UK – especially in Merseyside, Manchester and Southampton. East Sussex Fire … Continue reading

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Diesel car drivers ‘betrayed’ as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution

More than 10 million motorists who were “betrayed and misled” into buying diesel cars have been warned that they face higher costs as the European Union puts pressure on Britain to cut air pollution levels. It comes as Boris Johnson, the … Continue reading

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