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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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Public transport users exposed to more pollutants

Commuters who use public transport are exposed to up to eight times the level of pollutants as motorists, a study has found. Researchers discovered that passengers are exposed to cancer-causing particulates, which come from dust in the air and vehicle … Continue reading

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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan vows help to cut toxic air at 50 most polluted schools in London 

The 50 most polluted primary schools in London are to get toxic air audits to help them dramatically cut pupils’ exposure to filthy fumes. Announcing extra help for them to bring in anti-pollution measures, Sadiq Khan branded the air quality around schools … Continue reading

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‘Filthy air’ prompts ‘very high’ pollution alert for London 

A “very high” air pollution alert has been issued by the Mayor of London for the first time. Warnings are being issued at bus stops, roadside signs and Tube stations under a new alert system set up by Sadiq Khan. … Continue reading

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Pollution warning as London air quality alerts are issued 

Air quality alerts have been issued by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with moderate pollution expected until the weekend across 17 London boroughs. The problem is expected to peak on Thursday in Westminster, City of London, Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea, … Continue reading

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Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days 

A south London road has breached its annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days. Readings taken in Brixton Road found levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), linked to nearly 5,900 early deaths a year, repeatedly breached the EU … Continue reading

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Londoners urged to leave cars at home as polluted air drifts in from Europe 

Motorists in London were to leave their cars at home on Monday as air pollution drifted in from Europe. Westminster and the City were among the worst-affected areas, along with other busy roads, while the rest of London was issued … Continue reading

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