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Air Pollution connected to increased mental health outpatient visits

Higher levels of air pollution could be linked to increased use of mental health services, a study by the Yale School of Public Health has found.

Airport pollution proven to affect lung function of those near airports

A trial in the Netherlands has found that young health people who exercised outside an airport in Amsterdam had altered lung and heart function as a result of ultrafine particles.

Wood burner air pollution

Wood burners should come with a health warning, study suggests

Wood burners have been found to triple levels of harmful indoor pollution, and should not be used around the vulnerable, scientists determine. People who load wood into a wood burner are exposed to twice as much pollution than those who…

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Toxic danger from wood burning and tyre particles

Swiss analysis of different sources of air pollution revealed poor air quality is the fourth biggest risk factor for early death Globally, breathing polluted air has been identified as the fourth largest risk factor for premature death. The real health…

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate Air Health

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate calls for a strong air pollution narrative during WCRAQ Air Health meeting

After successful Research and Air Monitoring meetings, Professor Sir Stephen Holgate challenged the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality’s Air Health working party to establish a strong air pollution message to meet the Commission’s objective to mitigate the effects.

Ella Kissi-Debrah

First cause of death attributed to air pollution in the UK, coroner rules in landmark Kissi-Debrah inquest

Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in 2013 was found to have been caused by severe asthma, acute respiratory failure, and air pollution exposure, making legal history.

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Air pollution leading to Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death should have been highlighted as a public health emergency, council expert announces

Lewisham Council has been scrutinised as acting at a ‘glacial pace’ over the issue of unlawful levels of air pollution in spite of knowing the risks, the Kissi-Debrah inquest has heard. Ella lived metres from the South Circular Road in…

Ella Kissi-Debrah Air Pollution

Landmark inquest to determine if air pollution killed Ella Kissi-Debrah based on WCRAQ Chair of Air Health’s report

New inquest will determine if illegal levels of air pollution played a role in Ella’s death eight years on, which could help save other children. A fresh inquest commencing on Monday will investigate the death of an asthmatic nine-year-old schoolgirl…