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Air pollution kills five people in Bristol each week, study shows

Toxic air contributes to health conditions such as asthma, cancer and stroke, say experts Five people die each week in Bristol as a result of high levels of air pollution, a study has revealed. Researchers at King’s College London examined … Continue reading

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Toxic Tube air ‘is a health risk to travellers and staff’

PASSENGERS and staff on the London Underground risk breathing in air pollution 18 times worse than above ground, according to scientists. They absorb toxic particles known as PM2.5 — which have a diameter of less than 2.5 millionths of a … Continue reading

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Changing a child’s route to school can halve exposure to air pollution

Children travelling to school via back streets rather than main roads cut their exposure to air pollution by almost half, according to the largest study of its kind. Earlier this year, more than 250 children at five London schools wore … Continue reading

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Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show

Data reveals acute impact on people’s health and the strain it puts on emergency services Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each … Continue reading

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Little progress made in tackling air pollution in Europe, research says

European Environment Agency found levels of fine particulate matter stalled after decades of reductions Little progress has been made on tackling air quality in Europe, new research shows, despite public outcry in many countries and increasing awareness of the health … 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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Air pollution in Birmingham ‘shortens lives of children by half a year’

City one of five required by government to set up a clean air zone to tackle nitrogen dioxide and PM2.5s Primary school children who grow up in Birmingham could lose half a year of their lives due to illegal levels … Continue reading

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Majority of Londoners say pollution has hit health as doctors demand ‘bold action’

More than half of Londoners say their health has been worsened by air pollution, it was revealed today. Eight out of 10 people also believe that combating toxic air should be a priority, according to research for the capital’s 33 … Continue reading

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