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Baby born in area with ‘dangerously polluted air’ every two minutes in UK, study finds

Every two minutes in the UK a baby is born in an area with “dangerously polluted air”, a study has found. More than 250,000 babies are being born in toxic air hotspots every day, according to analysis by the Asthma … Continue reading

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Air pollution has a more devastating effect on life expectancy than smoking and war

Air pollution is a bigger killer than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to a recent report from the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI). Particulate pollution has a more devastating impact on life expectancy than smoking or even war, the … Continue reading

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Nearly every London school in high air pollution area, report says

Almost every London school is in an area where air pollution levels exceed World Health Organization limits, City Hall analysis suggests. Figures show 98% of schools are in areas with toxic air quality, compared with 24% outside the capital. Rosamund … Continue reading

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Particles from Paints, Pesticides Have Deadly Impact

Air pollution triggered by use of common chemicals, fuels may kill 10 times more people than previously recognized Hundreds of thousands of people around the world die too soon every year because of exposure to air pollution caused by our … Continue reading

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Londoners say asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution

More than 300,000 Londoners have said that their asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution as Sadiq Khan today doubles down on his commitment to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. New research from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation … Continue reading

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Lockdown did not reduce air pollution from tyre wear in London

Less traffic meant less congestion, but the remaining vehicles went faster I asked William Hicks how he felt when lockdown suddenly happened in the middle of his year-long air pollution investigation. “Excited,” he replied. Not the answer that I expected. … Continue reading

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New anti-idling campaign targets drivers in London

Drivers who leave their engines idling are being targeted in a new campaign led by the City of London Corporation and Camden Council The ‘Engine Off, Every Stop’ campaign, which is being funded by the Mayor of London,  features posters … Continue reading

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Air pollution a cause in girl’s death, coroner rules in landmark case

A coroner has made legal history by ruling that air pollution was a cause of the death of a nine-year-old girl. Philip Barlow, the inner south London coroner, said Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in February 2013 was caused by acute respiratory … Continue reading

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