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UK study adds to evidence of air pollution link to long-term illness

Research found greater chances of multiple chronic illnesses in people living in polluted areas Are the impacts from air pollution hiding in plain sight in the everyday aliments that so many of us suffer from? A new study, the largest … Continue reading

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Seventy years on from the Great Smog, Mayor warns that air pollution is still a matter of life and death in London

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Polluted air on Tube platforms could harm commuters’ health, study warns

Polluted air on Tube platforms could harm commuters’ health without action to improve ventilation, a study has warned. Researchers found that air on the Piccadilly Line platform at South Kensington was at its worst during evening rush hour and contained … Continue reading

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Simple measures can go a long way to combating air pollution in schools

Most UK primary schools experience levels of pollution which exceed the safe levels set out by the World Health Organization, yet simple measures can cut outdoor and indoor exposure of toxins by almost half, according to a new study from … Continue reading

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Breathe clean air, not microplastics! Tyre wear – an underestimated source of air pollution that needs to be tackled

Plastic degradation in our environment is a global threat that affects our planet and our health. According to a new study published by Hull York Medical School (United Kingdom) in March 2022, for the first time, microplastic pollution has been … Continue reading

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Air pollution in London contributes to over 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma

London’s poor air quality led to over 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions between 2017-2019, according to new analysis. The report from Imperial College London’s Environmental Research Group modelled the impact of air pollution in London on … Continue reading

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Strict COVID-19 lockdown policies helped reduce air pollution levels and death rates in Europe

Strict COVID-19 lockdown policies such as workplace closures in European cities reduced levels of air pollution and the number of associated deaths, according to new estimates published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. The research, which was funded by the European Centre … Continue reading

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Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists Sixty per cent of the tiny particles polluting the air in the UK are from ammonia leaking from farms, according to research. The ammonia … Continue reading

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