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Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show

Data reveals acute impact on people’s health and the strain it puts on emergency services Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to psychotic experiences in young people

Teens living in dirty air 70% more likely to have symptoms such as paranoia, study finds Young people living with higher levels of air pollution are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences, according to the first study of the … Continue reading

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Moorland fires had ‘shocking air quality impact’

The wildfires at Saddleworth Moor and Winter Hill are likely to have had a “shocking impact” on air quality, according to a new study. The devastating blazes were battled by hundreds of firefighters and soldiers in June and July. Researchers … Continue reading

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Polluted air ‘poisoning thousands’ across north of England, warns report 

Air pollution is ‘the tobacco of the 21st century’ says report, which calls on government to introduce radical measures to improve air quality Dangerous levels of air pollution in towns and cities across the north of England are threatening the … Continue reading

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Air pollution warnings issued as UK temperatures set to soar 

Hot weekend means people with lung or heart problems should avoid outdoor strenuous activity, warns Defra The government has issued air pollution warnings as temperatures are set to climb towards 27C (more than 80F) in south-east England and the Midlands … Continue reading

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More people dying early from air pollution in England 

Premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution rose in 2013 after falling in previous years, government figures show The number of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution has risen,government figures show. According to Public Health England, the percentage of premature deaths … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Ozone, the flipside to sunny days

The record temperature this month also brought problems with summertime smog. Ground-level ozone reached between 7 and 9 on the UK’s 10-point air-quality index. Millions of people across the eastern half of England were exposed to pollution levels that were … Continue reading

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Study finds deprived communities are hit hardest by air pollution

A new study has found big differences in air pollution across communities in England, with deprived and ethnic minority areas the worst affected. Air pollution levels are linked to many forms of ill health, including higher risk of respiratory and … Continue reading

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