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Devastating Effects of Air Pollution in China

Over the last seven years, Chinese have become more aware of the devastating effects of air pollution. PM stands for damaging air pollutants called “particulate matter,” and 2.5 refers to their size in microns a unit of measurement that is … Continue reading

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Government issues London air pollution alert on eve of Olympic Games

The UK Government has issued an “air pollution alert” on the eve of the opening of the London Olympic Games. Following high levels of ozone recorded in North Kensington, Government scientists are warning that some air pollutants may reach higher … Continue reading

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Greens call for school children to wear face masks in order to combat effects of air pollution

The Green Party has called for air pollution masks to be distributed to children attending schools within 150 metres of busy roads in Tower Hamlets to protect their health. Almost one in every five children in the East End is … Continue reading

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Beijing and London: air quality and the Olympics

Before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there were widespread fears about the effects of air pollution on the performance, and even the health, of participating athletes. It is an issue that has followed the summer Olympics around the globe, from the … Continue reading

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