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‘Landmark’ study links air pollution to unborn baby growth

A new study from scientists at the University of Aberdeen has revealed that exposure to air pollution is linked to babies’ growth during pregnancy The study analysed over a decade’s worth of research evidence from around the world to establish the … Continue reading

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Air quality on Scotland’s most polluted street grew worse in the past year

Air quality on Scotland’s most polluted street grew worse in the past year, according to new analysis from environmentalists. The latest data on air pollution analysed by Friends of the Earth Scotland has revealed an increase in air pollution levels … Continue reading

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Polluted streets ‘still poisoning lungs’ in Scotland

Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution fumes. Ten streets across four towns and cities have been revealed as continuing to break Scottish and European air quality standards in 2017, according to figures … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘nearly as bad’ for baby as smoking during pregnancy

AIR pollution can lead to babies being born with shorter bodies and smaller heads, according to Scottish research which found that high exposure to toxic fumes during pregnancy is nearly as harmful as smoking. A study by Edinburgh and Aberdeen universities found that Scottish … Continue reading

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Scottish Government accused of showing “remarkable disregard for public health” on air pollution 

Environmental groups accuse UK Government of “kicking urgently needed action into the long grass” with plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 Environmental groups have accused the UK Government of “kicking urgently needed … Continue reading

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Air pollution issues go back to court

Air pollution is forcing the UK government back to court for the seventh time. The environmental legal group ClientEarth says minsters failed to conduct their recent public consultation on clean air properly. It also says the government’s pollution plans for … Continue reading

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Don’t be ‘silent assassins’ drivers urged 

Ten times as many people are killed by fumes in the air than road traffic accidents; now a new campaign is aiming to improve Scotland’s air quality. In Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, levels of toxic chemicals in the air are … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s bid for low emission zone 

Edinburgh is to bid to have Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone to tackle air pollution. Councillors have agreed to approach the Scottish government, which has said it will fund one pilot by 2018. Lorries, vans and buses which did not … Continue reading

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