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Pollutionwatch: fireworks increase UK air pollution for several days

Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems, reaching maximum levels in several locations This year, Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems. Fireworks caused increased air pollution on Friday and Saturday evening across the … Continue reading

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Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas … Continue reading

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Britain flouting duty to protect citizens from toxic air pollution 

Exclusive: Special rapporteur’s mission finds government has violated obligation to protect people’s lives and health The UK government is “flouting” its duty to protect the lives and health of its citizens from illegal and dangerous levels of air pollution, according … Continue reading

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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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Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution 

Exclusive: 59% of the population live in towns and cities where diesel pollution risks damaging health, new data from the Labour party shows Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution … Continue reading

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‘The car is ingrained into people here’: West Midlands faces air pollution crisis 

Region contains five of top 10 hotspots outside London for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution The West Midlands is one of the worst hit areas outside the capital for illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution but many don’t seem … Continue reading

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Revealed: thousands of children at London schools breathe toxic air 

Exclusive: 802 schools, nurseries and colleges are in areas where levels of nitrogen dioxide breach EU legal limits Tens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘final warning’ from European Commission to UK 

The European Commission has sent a “final warning” to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. Germany, France, Spain and Italy were also … Continue reading

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