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London pollution death toll to hit 2,500 

The death toll from tiny particulate pollution in London is on the brink of hitting 2,500 this year, according to new figures. At least four boroughs – Barnet, Bromley, Croydon and Ealing – have seen the deadly impact of long-term … Continue reading

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Killer pollution in City hits top ‘black’ alert level 

Pollution in the City hit the top “black” alert as the latest figures showed tiny killer toxins in London’s air still claiming more than 3,000 lives a year. A spike of particulate pollution reached a “very high” in Upper Thames … Continue reading

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Revealed: The inner London schools where children breathe toxic air 

Nearly one in four school children in London are being forced to breathe air so filthy that it breaches EU legal limits, a shock report warned today. In findings which will alarm many parents, it was revealed that 328,000 pupils … Continue reading

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Mapped: Where is air pollution killing the most people?

Over 28,000 people die from air pollution in the UK every year, according to government statistics. Air quality is a significant issue in the UK, with 38 of Britain’s 43 air quality zones exceeding EU safety limits for nitrogen dioxide, and … Continue reading

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Almost all London boroughs failed EU air pollution limit for toxic NO2 gas

Bromley and Sutton only two boroughs to meet limit set for nitrogen dioxide gas linked to respiratory health problems, data shows All but two of London’s boroughs are exceeding EU limits for a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers … Continue reading

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Residents shocked at high pollution levels in Kensington and Chelsea

A leading scientist believes that air pollution in boroughs like Kensington and Chelsea poses a serious public health concern comparable to obesity and tobacco smoke. Pollution figures for each borough, collected for the first time by Public Health England, reveal that … Continue reading

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MPs to investigate London’s ‘invisible killer’ – the air we all breathe

MPs are to launch a new inquiry into air quality in London amid warnings that thousands of people are dying prematurely due to “invisible killer” pollution, The Standard reveals today. Just days after smog and sand whipped up from the … Continue reading

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Kensington and Chelsea is borough with most polluted air in UK

Kensington and Chelsea has the most polluted air in the United Kingdom, with more than one in 12 of all deaths in the London borough attributable to tiny particles of soot largely emitted by diesel engines. The only other borough … Continue reading

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