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Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar 

Parents in London were today advised to “take care” when taking their baby outside because of toxic air pollution levels. The warning came from the pioneering Plume Labs company whose aim is “making the air more transparent”. The firm put … Continue reading

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Thermal imaging video shows air pollution danger zones

With the World Health Organisation revealing this week that air pollution kills 16,000 Britons a year, one of the UK’s leading academics on air quality is developing thermal – or infrared – technology that enables viewers to physically see pollution … Continue reading

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The polluting effect of wear and tear in brakes and tyres 

One in six MOT failures is due to brake or tyre problems. These wear as we drive, as does the surface of roads. Most of the wear material ends up as dust at the kerb or gets washed into drains … Continue reading

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Success! London’s Air Pollution Levels are Dropping, Thanks to Smart Policies 

London’s infamous smoggy roads have been tackled by policy makers hoping to decrease air pollution in the city. Now, 10 years of data show that they’re on the right track. Scientists at King’s College London analyzed a wealth of data … Continue reading

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Farringdon Street in the City is the worst place for toxic pollution in London 

Farringdon Street is worse than the Blackwall Tunnel northern approach, Old Street and Marylebone Road for deadly toxic particles The worst clouds of tiny toxic particles linked to the early deaths of thousands of Londoners are found in the Square … Continue reading

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Air pollution experts call for scrappage scheme for diesel cars and boilers 

Report outlines moves that would cut pollution from road transport and gas combustion in London and increase life expectancy Scrappage schemes for diesel cars and boilers, and allowing only the cleanest buses to drive on key polluted roads are among … Continue reading

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Pigeon patrol takes flight to tackle London’s air pollution crisis 

They’ve been driven from Trafalgar square for being a nuisance, derided as rats with wings and maligned as a risk to public health. But now pigeons could play a small part in helping Londoners overcome one of the capital’s biggest … Continue reading

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Air pollution cameras trialled on London roads to monitor vehicle emissions 

  Pollution cameras created by an ex-NASA scientist are being installed on two London roads in a £149,000 trial to measure emissions given off by passing vehicles. The temporary cameras, which will each be in place for a week, pass … Continue reading

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