Tag Archives: London

Air quality study to be run at east London’s ‘most-polluted’ schools 

Tests will be carried out at 50 primary schools in London’s “worst-polluted” areas as part of a new plan to protect children from toxic air. The £250,000 scheme, paid for by the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund, will test … 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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Tube passengers ‘breathe in 12m toxic air particles a minute’… and could be at risk of dementia 

Tube travellers could be at risk of developing dementia as it emerged passengers can inhale more than 12 million toxic air particles a minute on the Underground. Monitors placed on the Tube network by Transport for Londonfound that “nanodusts” comprised mostly of … Continue reading

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Diesel charge trial launched in central London 

Diesel car drivers will be charged an extra £2.45 an hour from today to park in parts of central London, in an attempt to combat toxic air. Westminster council is launching a trial of the “D-charge” on pay-to-park bays in … Continue reading

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Side street routes to avoid city pollution can cut exposure by half 

Clean air signposts and online walking maps to sidestep diesel fumes would benefit public health, finds study Taking a side street route when walking through a city cuts a person’s air pollution exposure by half, according to a new study. … 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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Oslo, London lead push for greener transport – study

Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday. European cities filled eight … Continue reading

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How to stop the construction industry choking our cities

Building firms need to start treating diesel emissions in the same way as asbestos, says air pollution expert Poor air quality, with diesel the biggest culprit, is now thought to be the cause of 40,000 deaths in the UK each … Continue reading

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