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Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show

Data reveals acute impact on people’s health and the strain it puts on emergency services Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each … Continue reading

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Air pollution may be making us less intelligent

Not only is air pollution bad for our lungs and heart, it turns out it could actually be making us less intelligent, too. A recent study found that in elderly people living in China, long-term exposure to air pollution may … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: summer’s deadly wildfires cause pollution worldwide

Widespread wildfires have taken lives and destroyed habitats as well as causing air pollution Wildfires are spanning the northern hemisphere. Local impacts have been severe; notably the loss of habitat and life, including the tragic deaths in Greece. Smoke has caused … Continue reading

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Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas … Continue reading

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People in Manchester ‘exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution’

Report finds life expectancy in region reduced by average of six months due to pollution Dangerous levels of air pollution are having a devastating impact on the health of people living in Greater Manchester and costing the regional economy £1bn every year, … Continue reading

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An inconvenient truth about Bonfire Night pollution

Pollutionwatch Substances released during Guy Fawkes celebrations are often the very pollutants that industry goes to great lengths to filter out Guy Fawkes is often the most polluted evening of the year. Smoke from bonfires and fireworks can build up … Continue reading

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UK government accused of pursuing ‘gimmicks’ to tackle air pollution 

Green lawyers criticise government after it emerged experts were commissioned to explore whether high-tech paint could reduce NO2 levels Lawyers have accused the government of pursuing gimmicks to tackle illegal air pollution, after it emerged experts were asked to examine … Continue reading

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The deadly toll of city smog 

In mid-January 2016 a three-day smog covered London, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. January used to be a peak month for pea-souper smogs. Between 1952 and 1962 these killed nearly 15,000 Londoners and many people in other cities including Glasgow and … Continue reading

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