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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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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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Glasgow breaches WHO air pollution safety levels 

Glasgow has been named among 11 urban areas in the UK and Ireland which have breached air pollution safety levels. The city featured in the data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The health body warned poor air quality … Continue reading

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MPs: UK air pollution is a ‘public health emergency’ 

Cross-party committee of MPs says the government needs to do much more to tackle the crisis, including a scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars Air pollution in the UK is a “public health emergency”, according to a cross-party committee … Continue reading

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Law firm in new legal threat over UK air pollution 

The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action. In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The government said … 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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Mapped: Where is air pollution killing the most people?

Over 28,000 people die from air pollution in the UK every year, according to government statistics. Air quality is a significant issue in the UK, with 38 of Britain’s 43 air quality zones exceeding EU safety limits for nitrogen dioxide, and … Continue reading

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Diesel vehicles could be banned from cities to clean up killer air pollution 

All Londoners must play their part in cleaning up the capital’s killer air pollution, former science minister Lord Drayson urged today. He called for a quicker switch to electric cars, vans and buses and for more people to cycle and … Continue reading

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