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A plan to clean up Britain’s toxic air 

Pollution shortens Londoners’ lives by between nine and 16 months GAZING out over London’s chimneys, Liverpool’s docks or Edinburgh’s spires can cloud a tourist’s judgment. Air pollution “plagues” Britain, says one UN official. The capital is particularly nasty, and compares … Continue reading

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Air pollution ’causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe’

Air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. People in urban areas are especially at risk, with around 85% exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at levels deemed harmful … Continue reading

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Pollution near equator has biggest impact on global ozone levels, study finds 

When it comes to air pollution, a new study has found countries close to the equator do more damage than their northern neighbours, even when those in the tropics produce fewer emissions. When it comes to air pollution, a new … Continue reading

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Tighter air pollution standards may save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health: New report includes online tool with searchable information on health risks

Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to levels below those set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each year, result in far fewer serious illnesses and … Continue reading

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Cleveland ranks among nation’s worst metro areas for air pollution-related deaths, illnesses 

The Cleveland area leads the state in the number of deaths and serious health problems caused by air pollution, and ranks ninth worst in the country, according to a new report released today. The Health of the Air report, compiled … Continue reading

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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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UK Toxic Air Pollution Levels Rise as Temperatures Increase 

As UK temperatures reach their annual peak, air pollution rates will elevate to dangerous levels. Certain pollutants react with sunlight to create ozone, a toxic gas that causes respiratory complications. Ozone levels are forecast to be ‘moderate to high’ this … Continue reading

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Bees’ ability to forage decreases as air pollution increases 

Air pollutants interact with and break down plant-emitted scent molecules, which insect pollinators use to locate needed food, according to a team of researchers. The pollution-modified plant odors can confuse bees and, as a result, bees’ foraging time increases and … Continue reading

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