Tag Archives: Yorkshire

An inconvenient truth about Bonfire Night pollution

Pollutionwatch Substances released during Guy Fawkes celebrations are often the very pollutants that industry goes to great lengths to filter out Guy Fawkes is often the most polluted evening of the year. Smoke from bonfires and fireworks can build up … Continue reading

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Air pollution will kill 200,000 people in the UK in the next five years 

As Greenpeace stages protests in London, we reveal the 16 ​regions around the UK where lives lost to pollution are on the increase Greenpeace protesters scaled 17 of London’s most famous statues yesterday to raise public awareness of the dangers … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Fumes from the farm

The first hints of spring appeared in our air pollution during February. Ground level ozone rises each spring across the whole northern hemisphere as increasingly strong sun acts upon air pollution that built up over winter. First indications of this … Continue reading

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When temperatures drop, pollution levels can soar

On the 5 and 6 March air pollution reached the maximum value of 10 on the UK’s air pollution index – levels where the public are advised to reduce strenuous outdoor physical activity. The easterly air flow that bought cold … Continue reading

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Defra tells councils to engage more on air quality

The significance of getting air quality as a health indicator and the need to convey air quality messages featured at the Care4Air conference in Doncaster on May 30 2012. Local authorities will need to make their air quality work more “engaging” … Continue reading

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