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Air pollution linked to psychotic experiences in young people

Teens living in dirty air 70% more likely to have symptoms such as paranoia, study finds Young people living with higher levels of air pollution are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences, according to the first study of the … Continue reading

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The Welsh town that’s the most polluted in Britain

Three cities and two towns in Wales have found to be over the World Health Organisations limits for air pollution A Welsh town has been named the most polluted in the UK. Port Talbot has more air pollution than the … Continue reading

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Air pollution issues go back to court

Air pollution is forcing the UK government back to court for the seventh time. The environmental legal group ClientEarth says minsters failed to conduct their recent public consultation on clean air properly. It also says the government’s pollution plans for … Continue reading

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School children put at risk by air pollution, says charity 

School children are not being protected from air pollution, a leading health charity has said. The British Lung Foundation (BLF) found more than 40% of Welsh councils did not have any air quality monitors outside schools. This prompted the charity … Continue reading

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Cardiff holds first ‘car-free day’ to cut air pollution 

Concerns over air pollution in the city centre means Cardiff will hold its first car-free day on Thursday. But only Park Place in Cathays will be closed to all traffic until 00:00 BST on Friday. It will become a street … Continue reading

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London takes just one week to breach annual air pollution limits 

Parts of the capital have already breached EU hourly limits for nitrogen dioxide pollution which causes thousands of premature deaths each year London has already breached annual pollution limits just one week into 2016, and only weeks after the government … Continue reading

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UK faces European court over coal plant emissions

Brussels will haul the UK into court for breaching emissions limits of the toxic pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NOx) at its coal-fired Aberthaw power plant in Wales, the bloc announced on Thursday. The Aberthaw plant in the Vale of Glamorgan is … Continue reading

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Air pollution spreading

POLLUTION levels on parts of Fabian Way are causing environmental chiefs in Swansea concern. The situation emerged during hearings into the planned Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. A written submission by Swansea Council to the panel of examining experts said the … Continue reading

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