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Groundbreaking Dundee University research finds air pollution linked to rise in hospital admissions

High levels of air pollution have been linked to spikes in hospital admissions due to breathing problems. Researchers at Dundee University studied nearly 15 years of data for air pollution levels in Dundee, Perth and the surrounding area and matched … Continue reading

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Car cabin pollution scare prompts calls for new air conditioning rules

Experts have called for the regulation of car air conditioning systems after new trials revealed that popular models are letting in dangerous amounts of pollution. Safety tests on 11 types of car have shown huge variation the the ability to … Continue reading

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The dangers of smoke inhalation

Moorland fires continue to burn on both Lancashire’s Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, blanketing the region in smoke and ash. So what can local people do to protect themselves and their families from smoke inhalation? Smoke can … Continue reading

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Saddleworth Moor fire generating pollution that can harm health: experts

The fire raging on Saddleworth Moor is generating high levels of pollutants that could have a significant effect on people’s health, experts have warned. As firefighters battled the blaze, Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) urged residents to keep doors … Continue reading

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London ferries produce same pollution as hundreds of buses and trucks – but are not policed by tough new emission regulations

London ferries produce same pollution as hundreds of buses and trucks – but are not policed by tough new emission regulations Ferries used by commuters and tourists in the centre of London are spewing out pollution equivalent to hundreds of buses and … Continue reading

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Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas … Continue reading

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People in Manchester ‘exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution’

Report finds life expectancy in region reduced by average of six months due to pollution Dangerous levels of air pollution are having a devastating impact on the health of people living in Greater Manchester and costing the regional economy £1bn every year, … Continue reading

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Westminster schools to be protected by new ‘no-pollution zones’

Primary schools in Westminster will be protected by “no-pollution zones” under plans announced today. The council has promised to invest £1 million in creating pollution barriers around its primary schools. The clean air fund aims to cut harmful emissions by … Continue reading

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