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Improving air quality ‘could prevent 50,000 deaths’ across Europe

Limiting air pollution to the recommended World Health Organisation levels, could prevent over 50,000 deaths across Europe according to research.

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90% of the world’s population exposed to harmful levels of air pollution

33 of the largest cities in the world have levels of particulate matter four times higher than the World Health Organisation’s guidelines of 10 ug/m3. The worst polluted cities in the world are all in Asia, with China, India and…

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Glasgow hits air pollution targets during lockdown for first ever time

Glasgow’s level of air pollution dropped significantly during spring lockdown, but clearly rose when restrictions were released later in the year.

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Oxford City Council proposal to introduce UK’s first localised NO2 air pollution target

Oxford City Council become the first local authority to establish a city-wide air pollution target.

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The official journal of WCRAQ, Winter 2021, has been published

The third edition of the new thought-leading magazine for the improvement of air quality has now been published. Read your copy today and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues. Click on the cover to read FVI. What can you read…

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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.

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Soil could be the answer to removing air pollution and even regulating climate change

Soil bacteria can play a key role in the removal of air pollution as well as the regulation of climate change, a recent study published in the Nature Microbiology journal has found.

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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…