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Systemic inequalities driving exposure to high indoor air pollution in London

Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers. The biggest factors are the quality of housing and the characteristics of … Continue reading

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Lockdown did not reduce air pollution from tyre wear in London

Less traffic meant less congestion, but the remaining vehicles went faster I asked William Hicks how he felt when lockdown suddenly happened in the middle of his year-long air pollution investigation. “Excited,” he replied. Not the answer that I expected. … Continue reading

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UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court

The UK has been found guilty by the European Court of Justice of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits. The court ruled that, since the 2010, the UK had failed to tackle the problem of toxic NO2 gas emissions … Continue reading

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New anti-idling campaign targets drivers in London

Drivers who leave their engines idling are being targeted in a new campaign led by the City of London Corporation and Camden Council The ‘Engine Off, Every Stop’ campaign, which is being funded by the Mayor of London,  features posters … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to higher risk of irreversible sight loss

Large UK study found small pollution rise associated with more cases of age-related macular degeneration “The traditional sign-off with anything to do with with eyes and vision is to encourage everybody to have a routine eye examination once a year, … Continue reading

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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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