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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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Republic of Ireland trial low emission buses

Bus fleets are one of the largest contributors to poor air quality in cities, producing both nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter.

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Air pollution affects homeless people disproportionately

The homeless are disproportionately exposed to high levels of air pollution, according to researchers at the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. As air quality worsens, most people have the option to stay indoors. However, for those without…

Amazon’s first custom electric van plans for 100,000 vehicle fleet – everything you need to know

Amazon has just revealed the first of its planned custom electric delivery vehicles, complete with built-in Alexa, expected to be delivering packaged within a year. The company plans to have 100,000 on the road by 2022, and 100,000 by 2030.…

‘Significant link’ between air pollution particles and neurological disorders, study finds

A major long-term study conducted by Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health has associated tiny air pollution particles with molecular damage linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. If this ground-breaking discovery is corroborated by future research, it would have…

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Low income households face the inequality of air pollution

Numerous studies have concluded that poor air quality affects deprived neighbourhoods significantly more than affluent areas. Particulate matter released by emissions causes serious health conditions. Not only does roadside pollution have to be addressed, but also the social implications it…

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…