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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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Tougher Air Pollution Targets In EU Could Save €40 Billion In Air Pollution Costs

Tougher national caps on the emissions of common air pollutants may soon be headed to the European Union, following the approval of European Commission proposals by the Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament. The new caps call for the … Continue reading

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‘Embrace green tech to clean up London’s toxic air’

Londoners were urged today to “embrace not fear” green technology, amid spiralling concerns over the death toll from toxic air on the capital’s streets. Lord Deben, chairman of Britain’s Committee on Climate Change, made the plea to dramatically speed up … Continue reading

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Air pollution targets to lead to a traffic rethink

A POLLUTION expert has warned lorry deliveries in Colchester could be affected following a ruling by the UK’s highest court to act over air pollution limits. Supreme Court justices said the Government must prepare and consult on new air quality … Continue reading

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Poland air pollution most severe in EU

Poland has the highest air pollution levels among all European Union (EU) countries. According to Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, the European Commission (EC) has sent a reminder to the Polish government that the country might face a fine of up … Continue reading

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Air pollution means death in cities

In Riga, in Latvia, the European Commission have noted the PM10 particles of a size greater than 10 micrometres levels off particulate matter affecting air quality and health. While London and Paris are also heavily affected by traffic pollutants such … Continue reading

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City mayor to tackle air pollution in downtown Riga

Latvia’s environment minister Romans Naudins has entrusted Riga City Mayor Nils Ushakovs to immediately solve the problem of air pollution in downtown Riga, LETA reported on Monday. According to the report, the European Commission (EC) sent a warning to the … Continue reading

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Diesel car drivers ‘betrayed’ as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution

More than 10 million motorists who were “betrayed and misled” into buying diesel cars have been warned that they face higher costs as the European Union puts pressure on Britain to cut air pollution levels. It comes as Boris Johnson, the … Continue reading

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