Tag Archives: Nitrogen Dioxide NO2

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 more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist 

Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David King Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often … Continue reading

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UK government sued for third time over illegal air pollution from diesels 

Environmental lawyers who have defeated ministers twice return to court in a bid to remove ‘major flaws’ from air quality plans Environmental lawyers are taking the government to the high court for a third time in a bid to remove … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles affects sleep efficiency, says medical professor Air pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers.  The study explored the proportion of time … 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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Bad Air Contributing to Poor Mental Health and Being Unhappy, Study Finds

Economic progress in many developing countries is often accompanied by increased air pollution and this, in turn, is contributing to higher levels of depression, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. The discovery contributes to … 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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‘The car is ingrained into people here’: West Midlands faces air pollution crisis 

Region contains five of top 10 hotspots outside London for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution The West Midlands is one of the worst hit areas outside the capital for illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution but many don’t seem … Continue reading

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