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Air pollution where girl died in London ‘should have been treated as emergency’

Inquest into Ella Kissi-Debrah’s asthma death hears Lewisham council was slow to tackle issue Illegal levels of air pollution in the area where a nine-year-old girl lived and died should have been treated as a public health emergency, an inquest … Continue reading

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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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‘High’ – Air pollution warning issued for London

AIR pollution in South London has risen to high levels due to the UK heatwave. The London Air Quality Network is reporting that the high levels of air pollution could continue across today with thunder showers predicted for tomorrow. The … Continue reading

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Air pollution has major impact on children in sport, study warns

Breathe GB warns of damage to lungs and performance in survey of training grounds Britain’s future sporting performance could be hampered by air pollution because some training grounds are in areas with dangerously high pollution levels, a report has revealed. … Continue reading

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New research shows outdoor workers are exposed to 15% more pollution than the average Londoner

We are building the evidence base that proves government must act on air quality says British Safety Council. An app developed by King College London as part of the British Safety Council’s Time to Breathe campaign is building on a … Continue reading

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Air pollution could kill 160,000 in next decade – report

British Heart Foundation predicts current total of 11,000 particulate-related deaths per year will continue to rise More than 160,000 people could die over the next decade from strokes and heart attacks caused by air pollution, a charity has warned. That … Continue reading

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Brake dust air pollution may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads – up to a fifth of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution at roadsides – may cause inflammation and reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria a new study has … Continue reading

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Revealed: microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers

Exclusive: London has highest level yet recorded but health impacts of breathing particles are unknown Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, with research revealing that London has the highest levels yet recorded. The health impacts of breathing or … Continue reading

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