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Traffic-related air pollutants – priority carcinogens 

Approximately one third of the Canadian population is exposed to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) where they live (defined as areas located 500m on either side of highways or 100m on either side of major urban roads).1 Concentrations of air pollution … Continue reading

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Global air pollution crisis ‘must not be left to private sector’ 

Energy authority says governments must take responsibility, and investment would pay for itself in health benefits The global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and … Continue reading

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Huge cruise ships will worsen London air pollution, campaigners warn 

Resident groups mounting a high court challenge to plans for a new wharf in Greenwich say diesel emissions from docked liners would breach legal limits Toxic fumes from large cruise liners powered by giant diesel engines will worsen London’s air pollution … Continue reading

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Wildland fire emissions worse in polluted areas: Study shows biomass grown in areas of poor air quality releases more pollutants when burned than biomass grown in clean air 

When plant matter burns, it releases a complex mixture of gases and aerosols into the atmosphere. In forests subject to air pollution, these emissions may be more toxic than in areas of good air quality, according to a new study … Continue reading

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European politicians back new law to reduce air pollution

The European Parliament on Wednesday backed a new draft law to cut toxins in the air and halve the number of premature deaths caused by pollution. Environment campaigners, however, said the plans are too conservative and the proposed limits for … Continue reading

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US steams ahead with new rules to curb pollution by superyachts 

No self-respecting oligarch these days can afford to be without a superyacht. Ownership of a bling boat is as obligatory as the Ferrari in the triple garage and the private jet on standby. However, within months any billionaire wanting to … Continue reading

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Putting a price on NOx health impacts

At the heart of the VW revelations are tests for exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxides. These are a family of pollutants that become dominated by nitrogen dioxide as they mix in the air, causing most UK cities and towns to … Continue reading

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Emissions scandal: how the drive for diesel ran out of gas 

From backroom deals between European leaders to the burying of the bad news of 23,000 premature UK deaths on the day Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, the scandal that has engulfed the diesel car is a startling tale. It … Continue reading

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