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London reaches legal air pollution limit just one month into the new year

Timing is a significant improvement, due in part to mayor’s measures, but campaigners say national government must ‘get a grip’ on toxic air Air pollution in London has reached the legal limit for the whole of 2018 less than a month … Continue reading

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Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days 

A south London road has breached its annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days. Readings taken in Brixton Road found levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), linked to nearly 5,900 early deaths a year, repeatedly breached the EU … Continue reading

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London drivers urged to turn off engines in bid to tackle air pollution

Plans announced by Boris Johnson would see the capital’s drivers encouraged by signs and volunteers to turn off their engines in traffic jams London drivers will be encouraged by volunteers and signs to turn off their engines in traffic jams … Continue reading

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The truth about London’s air pollution 

Invisible pollution kills up to 9,000 people a year in the capital. But under government plans, from school gates to shopping streets, Londoners will be breathing dangerous air until 2025. What more can be done? In the morning, this traffic … Continue reading

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How diesel fumes give city dwellers old people’s skin

Diesel fumes from cars in cities can seriously damage your skin, new research has found. Particulates, the microscopic sooty specks emitted mainly by diesel engines, can not only damage lungs and cause asthma, but also make our skin come out … Continue reading

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Oxford Street already breaches 2015 air pollution limit

Hourly mean for levels of NO2 on busy shopping street have been breached on 19 occasions in 2015 so far Busy shopping destination Oxford Street in London has after only five days exceeded national allowances for levels of nitrogen dioxide … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Putney and Brixton up to three times higher than EU limits

Air pollution in some parts of London is three times higher than European-recommended safe limits, research reveals today. Scientists at King’s College London monitored 100 sites around the capital last year, measuring levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is caused … Continue reading

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