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WCRAQ Chair of Air Health and Chair of Education speak at DEFRA meeting

Towards the close of September, Professor Stephen Holgate, Chair of Air Health, and Trewin Restorick, Chair of Education, spoke at a Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs meeting. Professor Stephen Holgate of the University of Southampton has a research…

Professor Stephen Holgate, Chair of Air Health, knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

WCRAQ is delighted to announce that our Chair of Air Health, Professor Stephen Holgate of the University of Southampton, has been knighted for his services to medical research. Covid-19 has not been an easy time. That is why experts who…

Teesside hydrogen hub

Teesside to be a clean energy leader and plans for hydrogen plan hub are unveiled

The Government has announced that it will transform Teesside into the UK’s first research, development and testing centre for hydrogen as it is transformed into a Hydrogen Transport Hub. The Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned a masterplan to understand…

Indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution – an acute and life-threatening problem

Since Boris first announced his ‘Stay at Home’ campaign over six months ago, most of us have been guilty of becoming interior designers and redecorating our homes. However, we overlooked a critical consideration: indoor air pollution. WCRAQ reports. Air pollutants…

Asphalt roads cause greater emission than vehicles

Asphalt roads may be a larger source of air pollution than cars, study finds

Scientists have found a 300% increase in harmful particulates emitted from asphalt during hot weather. After study the effect of heat on samples of asphalt, scientists found significant carbon-based emissions. Researchers from Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University and the Max…

High pollution areas not in ULEZ

According to a new analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe), Southall in Ealing, Cormwell Road in Kingston, and Romford Road in Newham are the top three most diesel polluted locations in London. However, the ULEZ will not…

3 million working days lost annually to pollution

The importance of green and healthy growth has been highlighted by a new study, Breathing Life into the UK Economy, from CBI Economics on behalf of the Clean Air Fund. It suggests the UK stands to benefit by £1.6 billion…

Fleet Vision International, Autumn 2020, has been published

The second issue of the new thought-leading magazine for front-line fleet operations and essential services has now been published. Read your copy today and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues. What can you read in FVI, Autumn, 2020? Read about…