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…

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…

Happy World EV Day: What is EV Day and why our planet urgently needs clean mobility

September 9 marks World EV Day: a celebration of e-mobility that raises awareness of the benefits of electric. This year it has a special significance as 2020 has seen a firm push towards clean battery-powered mobility.

Cenex: The death of the business trip – workers set to shun travel for remote working due to environmental concerns

Environmental concerns and the changing work landscape could lead to a noticeable drop in both domestic and international business travel