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Dirty diesel: why ships are the worst offenders

In all the controversy over toxic air pollution from diesel cars, little is heard of a worse source of pollution – shipping. Large ocean-going ships tend to use bunker fuel, the world’s dirtiest diesel fuel – a toxic, tar-like sludge … Continue reading

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Diesel cars pump out 50 per cent more toxic emissions than they should, major report finds

Diesel cars are pumping out 50 per cent more toxic emissions than they should be if all were complying with pollution laws, researchers have found. In Europe the failure to meet emissions standards could be leading to the deaths of … Continue reading

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Stringent exhaust gas tests for cars in Europe 

As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Empa already tested currently available cars with … Continue reading

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How to stop the construction industry choking our cities

Building firms need to start treating diesel emissions in the same way as asbestos, says air pollution expert Poor air quality, with diesel the biggest culprit, is now thought to be the cause of 40,000 deaths in the UK each … Continue reading

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Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution 

Exclusive: 59% of the population live in towns and cities where diesel pollution risks damaging health, new data from the Labour party shows Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution … Continue reading

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Theresa May admits full extent of Britain’s toxic air crisis

Air pollution is the fourth biggest public health risk in the country, alongside cancer, obesity and heart disease, the Prime Minister has admitted. Replying to a letter signed by 220 doctors, warning that “time is running out” to deal with the … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth launches air quality proposals ahead of impending Government plan

The Government has today (11 April) been called upon to commit to clean air quality measures by climate change campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE), as a new survey shows that almost half of UK citizens support restriction on … Continue reading

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Firms could be sued over diesel cancer 

Employers have been told they are legally obliged to protect their staff from diesel fumes — and could be sued if workers develop cancer later in life. The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Health and Safety Executive … Continue reading

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