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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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WHO names and shames UK cities breaching safe air pollution levels

British towns and cities have been named and shamed by the World Health Organisation for breaching safety levels for air pollution. Nine urban areas in the UK have been named by the global health body for breaching safe health levels … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to one in 12 deaths in London – and it takes six months off the average Briton’s life expectancy

Pollution shortens the average Briton’s life expectancy by six months, with 1 in 12 deaths in some areas of the country partly attributable to poor quality air, health officials have said. In the most comprehensive warning yet over the health … Continue reading

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City braced for high levels of air pollution

The city is braced for high levels of air pollution over the next few days – with warnings issued to asthmatics and those with breathing difficulties. High pressure is being blamed for the prevailing smog, which also led to the … Continue reading

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UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling “short of breath” and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an asthma attack. They were denied … Continue reading

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Invisibility of pollution implies such problems are past

The invisibility of modern air pollution gives the impression that air pollution problems are a thing of the past. Today is it rare to see persistent black smoke from a factory chimney or clouds of thick black smoke from traffic. … Continue reading

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Air pollution fears in Leicester and Nottingham

Two of the Midlands’ biggest cities are breathing in record quantities of nitrogen dioxide. According to a recent study, Leicester has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide in England, with Nottingham recording the second highest. Both have some of the … Continue reading

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