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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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Pollution league tables for UK urban areas reveal the expected and unexpected

The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom of a league table of predicted city-wide air pollution concentrations among UK cities, according to new analysis by the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster. The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom … Continue reading

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The NHS is facing a winter crisis – and it’s being exacerbated by air pollution

That’s the ominous warning from a group of 175 doctors and health professionals, who say the government must focus on improving air quality across the country The NHS is facing a winter crisis – and it’s being exacerbated by air … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘linked to higher glaucoma risk’

Living in a more polluted area was associated with a greater likelihood of having the debilitating eye condition, a study suggests. Air pollution could be linked to a higher risk of glaucoma, according to a new study. Scientists observed that … Continue reading

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Living near busy road stunts children’s lung growth, study says

Research reveals that living in proximity of traffic increases risk of lung cancer by 10% Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, research has revealed. The analysis by King’s College … Continue reading

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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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