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Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

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How European cities are trying to cut deadly air pollution 

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly problem. From today (Monday, January 16), the French capital will begin enforcing a scheme … Continue reading

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Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days 

A south London road has breached its annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days. Readings taken in Brixton Road found levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), linked to nearly 5,900 early deaths a year, repeatedly breached the EU … Continue reading

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London’s black communities disproportionately exposed to air pollution – study 

Black, African and Caribbean people are exposed to higher illegal nitrogen dioxide levels than the percentage of the population they account for Black communities in London are disproportionately more likely to breathe illegal levels of air pollution than white and … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills hundreds in Birmingham and it’s not being cut fast enough 

Quitting the EU could make our air pollution problem even worse, it’s been claimed Attempts to clean up Birmingham’s filthy air are failing. And the problem could get even worse once the UK leaves the European Union. That’s the claim … Continue reading

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Brexit May Turn London’s Fog to Smog If U.K. Ditches EU Rules

Londoners may find it harder to catch their breath if the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union weakens air-quality standards, according to S&P Global Inc. Inside the 28-nation bloc, the U.K. is legally bound to keep air pollution below … Continue reading

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Children in hundreds of London schools exposed to illegal levels of air pollution

Over 400 schools across London are currently exceeding legal air pollution limits, new figures released on Friday by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has shown. The analysis shows 443 schools across the capital are exposed to air quality in … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to increased mental illness in children 

New research is first to establish the link and builds on other evidence that children are particularly vulnerable to even low levels of pollution A major new study has linked air pollution to increased mental illness in children, even at … Continue reading

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