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England’s pollution levels soared during August heatwave

King George II is said to have described the British summer as, “three fine days and a thunderstorm”. Today, in our climate changed times, a few hot days, a smog alert and flash flooding would be more accurate. In August’s … Continue reading

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Pollution league tables for UK urban areas reveal the expected and unexpected

The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom of a league table of predicted city-wide air pollution concentrations among UK cities, according to new analysis by the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster. The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom … Continue reading

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Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately into … Continue reading

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Modern day pollution can’t be seen- it’s invisible, the health effects are not immediate, they are long term, they are chronic

“Modern day pollution can’t be seen- it’s invisible- the health effects are not immediate, they are long term, they are chronic” Professor Frank Kelly, Kings College London If you ever were under any doubt about the effects of Diesel on … Continue reading

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PM10 in Sheperd’s Bush

Last week the new monitoring site at Shepherds Bush Green become the third London monitoring site this year to measure more than 35 days with mean PM10 above 50 ug m-3, thereby exceeding the UK Air Quality Strategy objective. In … Continue reading

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