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A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?

For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities — London and Paris — measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. In a paper, published today … Continue reading

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Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

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GP Practices Across England Exceed Air Pollution Limits – These Are The Worst Affected

We visit our GPs to improve our health, but travelling to some doctor’s surgeries could actually worsen conditions like asthma due to the high levels of air pollution that surround them, new research suggests. Around 17.9 million NHS patients in … Continue reading

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‘It is so scary’: how the UK’s filthy air is sending children to A&E

Young patients with respiratory problems are a regular sight for doctors due to air pollution crisis Parents ‘worryingly unaware’ of damage from air pollution Sixteen-month-old Madalena grins and throws her flashing ball across the consulting room, oblivious to the conversation … Continue reading

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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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Moor Lane: London’s first low-emission street

City of London authorities unveil first public details of plan to make city centre street a hub for clean air Moor Lane, tucked behind Moorgate tube station in central London, is a narrow city street lined with glass and concrete. … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Risk in over-50s increases by 40% where highest nitrogen oxide levels exist, study shows Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk … Continue reading

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Air pollution particles found in mothers’ placentas

New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge … Continue reading

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