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Renault and Jeep diesel cars are ‘biggest culprits for toxic fumes’, Which? car tests show 

More than 270 diesel cars were tested to find out which have the highest emissions Diesel cars made by Renault and Jeep are the biggest culprits emitting the most toxic fumes into Britain’s air, according to a study by Which? … Continue reading

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Four select committees launch joint inquiry into UK air pollution crisis 

MPs say unprecedented investigation will study harm caused by toxic air and scrutinise government efforts to tackle it MPs from four influential committees are coming together to launch a joint inquiry into the scale and impact of the UK’s air … Continue reading

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Cars Are Killing Us 

About 3,000 Australians die prematurely each year from outdoor air pollution, and our cars are a major component of that pollution, particularly in traffic congested areas. Suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne and to a lesser extent other capital cities frequently … Continue reading

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How bad is air pollution? 

Air pollution is in the news, and the government must devise a new plan to clean the air after losing two court cases. But how bad is Britain’s air? Who is most to blame? And what should be done? How … Continue reading

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Air pollution leads to more drug resistant bacteria, study finds  

Research shows how black carbon affects the nose, throat and lungs of humans, possible beating the immune system Black carbon found in air pollution can increase the resistance of bacteria that cause respiratory disease, research has found. The discover could … Continue reading

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Shining a light on the darkness of soot in air pollution

Researchers are a step closer to understanding the relationship between the colour of soot particles and the effect of such atmospheric pollution on climate. Their breakthrough, which relates how transparent coatings on atmospheric soot particles enhance light absorption, will help … Continue reading

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Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel 

The transport secretary suggests drivers should try to buy the least polluting vehicles possible. The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which … Continue reading

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German city bans older diesel cars to combat air pollution

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting next year. The measure is intended to reduce levels of fine particulate matter found in diesel emissions that are harmful to human health. … Continue reading

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