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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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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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London parents could face ban on taking kids to school by car 

Parents who use a car on the school run will be fined up to £130 in parts of London to tackle air pollution and dangerous driving, the Standard has learned. The unprecedented action is being taken around two primaries and … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan plans world’s first ultra-low emissions zone with new daily charges for swathes of London 

More than 150,000 Londoners with the most polluting cars will be hit with a daily charge to drive inside the North and South circulars from 2021, under plans announced today. Sadiq Khan set out his plans to clean up toxic … Continue reading

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Paris and London mayors announce scheme to gauge car emissions 

The mayors of Paris and London announced a new scheme for monitoring emissions from vehicles on Wednesday, aimed at improving air quality in the two capitals. Anne Hidalgo of Paris and London’s Sadiq Khan said the system would set up … Continue reading

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Renault and Jeep diesel cars are ‘biggest culprits for toxic fumes’, Which? car tests show 

More than 270 diesel cars were tested to find out which have the highest emissions Diesel cars made by Renault and Jeep are the biggest culprits emitting the most toxic fumes into Britain’s air, according to a study by Which? … Continue reading

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