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Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Risk in over-50s increases by 40% where highest nitrogen oxide levels exist, study shows Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk … Continue reading

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Air pollution particles found in mothers’ placentas

New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge … Continue reading

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Air pollution is ‘biggest environmental health risk’ in Europe

Governments are failing to tackle the crisis that causes 1,000 early deaths a day, says damning EU report Air pollution is now “the biggest environmental risk” to public health in Europe but governments are failing to adequately deal with the crisis, … Continue reading

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Nine London streets in ‘ultra-low emission’ vehicle scheme

Petrol, diesel and older hybrid cars have been banned from nine London streets in a “pioneering” scheme. Only electric cars, the newest hybrids, hydrogen vehicles and bikes or e-bikes will be allowed during the morning and evening rush hours in … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: summer’s deadly wildfires cause pollution worldwide

Widespread wildfires have taken lives and destroyed habitats as well as causing air pollution Wildfires are spanning the northern hemisphere. Local impacts have been severe; notably the loss of habitat and life, including the tragic deaths in Greece. Smoke has caused … Continue reading

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London boroughs to impose ultra-low emission zones

All but the cleanest vehicles to be banned from nine streets in Islington and Hackney Two London councils are to ban all but the cleanest vehicles from some areas at peak times to help tackle the city’s air pollution crisis. In the … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan triggers high pollution warning in London amid sweltering heatwave

The sweltering heatwave gripping the UK has triggered a high pollution warning as forecasters predict the mercury could reach 37C by the end of the week. London mayor Sadiq Khan said he triggered the capital-wide warning for Thursday amid concerns … Continue reading

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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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