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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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London breaches air pollution limit for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days 

London breached its own legal limit on air pollution for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days, according to worrying new figures. Under EU rules the capital is allowed to exceed the maximum safe levels of nitrous oxide … Continue reading

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Diesel fumes ‘biggest health catastrophe since Black Death’ as London exceeds yearly air pollution levels 

Diesel exhaust fumes are causing the biggest health catastrophe since the Black Death, a campaign group has claimed, as new figures show air pollution limits for the whole year have been breached in just eight days in London. European Union … Continue reading

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London takes just one week to breach annual air pollution limits 

Parts of the capital have already breached EU hourly limits for nitrogen dioxide pollution which causes thousands of premature deaths each year London has already breached annual pollution limits just one week into 2016, and only weeks after the government … Continue reading

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How diesel fumes give city dwellers old people’s skin

Diesel fumes from cars in cities can seriously damage your skin, new research has found. Particulates, the microscopic sooty specks emitted mainly by diesel engines, can not only damage lungs and cause asthma, but also make our skin come out … Continue reading

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Oxford Street already breaches 2015 air pollution limit

Hourly mean for levels of NO2 on busy shopping street have been breached on 19 occasions in 2015 so far Busy shopping destination Oxford Street in London has after only five days exceeded national allowances for levels of nitrogen dioxide … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Kills: So Why Is the British Government Trying to Water Down Legislation?

Keith Taylor, Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the South East region, writes of the growing problem to public health from air pollution in The Huff Posts Daily Blog. “There is a growing realisation of the threats to public health … Continue reading

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Polluted Putney: fumes breach limit for the year… in January

Harmful levels of traffic smog in “London’s most polluted high street” have already smashed annual limits just days into the year. Calm weather conditions have sent readings of nitrogen dioxide — linked to asthma and lung damage — soaring off … Continue reading

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