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A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?

For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities — London and Paris — measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. In a paper, published today … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Leeds street worst outside London, says campaign

A street in Leeds city centre is the most polluted outside London, an environmental group has claimed. Parts of Neville Street, near the train station, had a nitrogen dioxide (NO2) level of 99 ug/m3, Friends of the Earth said. The … Continue reading

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Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

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GP Practices Across England Exceed Air Pollution Limits – These Are The Worst Affected

We visit our GPs to improve our health, but travelling to some doctor’s surgeries could actually worsen conditions like asthma due to the high levels of air pollution that surround them, new research suggests. Around 17.9 million NHS patients in … Continue reading

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‘It is so scary’: how the UK’s filthy air is sending children to A&E

Young patients with respiratory problems are a regular sight for doctors due to air pollution crisis Parents ‘worryingly unaware’ of damage from air pollution Sixteen-month-old Madalena grins and throws her flashing ball across the consulting room, oblivious to the conversation … Continue reading

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Air quality on Scotland’s most polluted street grew worse in the past year

Air quality on Scotland’s most polluted street grew worse in the past year, according to new analysis from environmentalists. The latest data on air pollution analysed by Friends of the Earth Scotland has revealed an increase in air pollution levels … Continue reading

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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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