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Toxic Tube air ‘is a health risk to travellers and staff’

PASSENGERS and staff on the London Underground risk breathing in air pollution 18 times worse than above ground, according to scientists. They absorb toxic particles known as PM2.5 — which have a diameter of less than 2.5 millionths of a … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: European air-quality map exposes dangers

From diesel-stricken Paris to coal-reliant Poland, study of pollution hotspots underlines need for reform The European Environment Agency has shed fresh light on the continent’s air quality. Following the prevailing winds from west to east there is a clear gradient, … Continue reading

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Majority of Londoners say pollution has hit health as doctors demand ‘bold action’

More than half of Londoners say their health has been worsened by air pollution, it was revealed today. Eight out of 10 people also believe that combating toxic air should be a priority, according to research for the capital’s 33 … Continue reading

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It’s time to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard

British Safety Council’s report makes the case for urgent action on the impact of air pollution on outdoor workers The British Safety Council has launched a report ‘Impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers’ which provides compelling … Continue reading

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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. All across the continent, tens of millions of people live and … Continue reading

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Ulez Map, Car check, Charges And Start Date: What You Need To Know

A new vehicle emissions charge is to launch in central London, which could see some motorists pay a lot more to drive in the capital. The ultra low emission zone (Ulez) will be introduced this week in an effort to … Continue reading

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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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