Tag Archives: Nitrogen Dioxide NO2

Four select committees launch joint inquiry into UK air pollution crisis 

MPs say unprecedented investigation will study harm caused by toxic air and scrutinise government efforts to tackle it MPs from four influential committees are coming together to launch a joint inquiry into the scale and impact of the UK’s air … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Risk Boosted by Even Short-Term Air Pollution, Korean Study Says

Even brief exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, concludes a Korean study. The study, “Short-term air pollution exposure aggravates Parkinson’s disease in a population-based cohort,” appeared in the journal Scientific Reports. Various environmental factors … Continue reading

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London mayor Sadiq Khan launches low-emission bus zone‎ 

The first of 12 low-emission bus zones (LEBZ) has been launched by London mayor Sadiq Khan as part of his strategy to tackle air pollution. It was established earlier in Putney High Street, one of the most polluted areas of … Continue reading

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The Smoky City: Air Pollution in Reykjavík Soars

Early risers may have noticed that Reykjavík looks a little more sulphuric than normal recently. Yesterday morning, as city-dwellers rushed to work, smog blanketed the capital in a yellowish film. Reykjavík—whose name means “Bay of Smokes” in Icelandic, reportedly because … Continue reading

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Stuttgart residents sue mayor for ‘bodily harm’ caused by air pollution

To highlight the dangerous air quality in the German city, which breached EU limits 25 times in January, two neighbours lodged a criminal complaint against city officials. Popular resistance to Stuttgart’s pollution problem is growing On a frosty Friday evening … Continue reading

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Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel 

The transport secretary suggests drivers should try to buy the least polluting vehicles possible. The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which … Continue reading

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Revealed: thousands of children at London schools breathe toxic air 

Exclusive: 802 schools, nurseries and colleges are in areas where levels of nitrogen dioxide breach EU legal limits Tens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of … Continue reading

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Madrid and Barcelona issued EU ultimatum over pollution levels 

The European Commission has given Spain two months to comply with EU air pollution standards or face a hefty face. Spain was among five member states to be issued the ultimatum  for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution … Continue reading

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