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The Welsh town that’s the most polluted in Britain

Three cities and two towns in Wales have found to be over the World Health Organisations limits for air pollution A Welsh town has been named the most polluted in the UK. Port Talbot has more air pollution than the … Continue reading

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School children put at risk by air pollution, says charity 

School children are not being protected from air pollution, a leading health charity has said. The British Lung Foundation (BLF) found more than 40% of Welsh councils did not have any air quality monitors outside schools. This prompted the charity … Continue reading

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Cardiff holds first ‘car-free day’ to cut air pollution 

Concerns over air pollution in the city centre means Cardiff will hold its first car-free day on Thursday. But only Park Place in Cathays will be closed to all traffic until 00:00 BST on Friday. It will become a street … Continue reading

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UK government accused of pursuing ‘gimmicks’ to tackle air pollution 

Green lawyers criticise government after it emerged experts were commissioned to explore whether high-tech paint could reduce NO2 levels Lawyers have accused the government of pursuing gimmicks to tackle illegal air pollution, after it emerged experts were asked to examine … Continue reading

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Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution 

World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion The World Health Organisation has issued a stark new warning about deadly levels of pollution in many of the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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Air pollution: UK environment ministers face court action within weeks 

Law firm ClientEarth says it will seek urgent court action because of the risk to people’s lives from dangerous emissions UK environment ministers will be taken to court within weeks to make them speed up plans to reduce dangerous urban … Continue reading

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Illegal air pollution will blight many UK cities for at least five years 

Government plan to improve air quality will still leave people in dozens of cities, including London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and Edinburgh, breathing toxic air until at least 2020 Dozens of UK cities including London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and … 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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