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France taken to court by European commission over air pollution

The European Commission decided to bring France to the Court of Justice for the European Union to address their poor air quality after breaching the daily limit values of particulate matter (PM10).

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Post-lockdown gridlock forecast urges drivers to take to cycle routes and walking paths

Transport experts urge Britons to get used to driving less to avoid gridlock on the roads as coronavirus restrictions lift, further suggesting councils provide better cycling routes and walking paths to get the public out of their cars.

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Children to measure air pollution on commute to school

Researchers will co-ordinate with children to measure air quality on their daily commute to school in order to understand pollution’s impact on health The new Born in Bradford (BiB) venture, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary, is funded by the National…

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Air pollution linked to 14 per cent of COVID-19 deaths, study finds

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15% of COVID-19 deaths worldwide, researchers uncovered in a new study. Published in the Cardiovascular Research journal, the researchers from Germany and Cyprus analysed health and disease data from the United…

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…

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…

The Guardian: Asphalt roads make city air pollution worse in summer, study finds

Emissions from asphalt are a significant source of air pollutants in cities, especially in hot weather, a study shows.