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Moorland fires had ‘shocking air quality impact’

The wildfires at Saddleworth Moor and Winter Hill are likely to have had a “shocking impact” on air quality, according to a new study. The devastating blazes were battled by hundreds of firefighters and soldiers in June and July. Researchers … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: fireworks increase UK air pollution for several days

Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems, reaching maximum levels in several locations This year, Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems. Fireworks caused increased air pollution on Friday and Saturday evening across the … Continue reading

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Moor Lane: London’s first low-emission street

City of London authorities unveil first public details of plan to make city centre street a hub for clean air Moor Lane, tucked behind Moorgate tube station in central London, is a narrow city street lined with glass and concrete. … Continue reading

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People burning wet wood on inefficient stoves ‘poisoning themselves’

Study highlights ‘shocking contribution’ of domestic wood and coal fires to air pollution, which causes 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK People burning wet wood on inefficient stoves are poisoning themselves and their neighbours, according to a new … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Risk in over-50s increases by 40% where highest nitrogen oxide levels exist, study shows Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk … Continue reading

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Air pollution particles found in mothers’ placentas

New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge … Continue reading

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Air pollution is ‘biggest environmental health risk’ in Europe

Governments are failing to tackle the crisis that causes 1,000 early deaths a day, says damning EU report Air pollution is now “the biggest environmental risk” to public health in Europe but governments are failing to adequately deal with the crisis, … Continue reading

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Nine London streets in ‘ultra-low emission’ vehicle scheme

Petrol, diesel and older hybrid cars have been banned from nine London streets in a “pioneering” scheme. Only electric cars, the newest hybrids, hydrogen vehicles and bikes or e-bikes will be allowed during the morning and evening rush hours in … Continue reading

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