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Poor air quality killing 500 city residents a year

It is killing hundreds of people in Sheffield every year, with annual health costs of £160 million. But tackling the city’s unsafe levels of deadly air pollution effectively means some tough calls for decision makers in Sheffield. The city was … Continue reading

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Congestion increasing Sheffield air pollution threat

There are claims that worsening air pollution in Sheffield caused by increasing traffic congestion is posing a serious health threat. A new survey today says the city has seen the biggest increase in traffic congestion of any major city in … Continue reading

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Air quality problems in Sheffield and Derbyshire exposed

People in Sheffield and Chesterfield are being exposed to unsafe levels of potentially deadly air pollution, a new report claims. They are among nine urban areas in the UK named by the World Health Organisation for breaching safe levels of … 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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Britain’s worst towns for air pollution revealed

Air pollution levels in major UK cities have reached worryingly high levels and more should be done to combat ‘dangerous’ poor air quality, campaigners have warned. London, Manchester, Leicester, Liverpool and Birmingham all had at least five days last year … Continue reading

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Suburb fumes over air pollution

COMMUNITY representatives in Broomhill are to keep up the pressure for traffic improvements and action to tackle air pollution in the suburb and shopping centre. They meet next week when they will consider the results of a symposium that heard … Continue reading

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Sheffield breaches air pollution targets

AIR pollution in parts of Sheffield is getting worse, and some areas may not meet air quality targets for at least eight years without major action, according to a new report. Although local air quality has generally improved, concerns are … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Diesel cars emit more nitrogen oxides than petrol cars

Unseasonably wet and windy weather led to low air pollution during June. Short periods of moderate air pollution were measured in London and Sheffield, and both Port Talbot and Grangemouth experienced pollution from industry. Fine weather from the 19th to … Continue reading

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