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Outer London elderly residents negatively impacted by air pollution, report reveals

Air pollution is killing more people in London’s outer boroughs than in the inner city as vulnerable older residents suffer heart and respiratory problems, research from Imperial College suggests.

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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Cross River Partnership project to clean up air pollution along the Thames

Funding available to help commercial freight and passenger boat fleets retrofit in an effort to improve air quality on the Thames Cross River Partnership, a non-profit organisation, launched the second rough of funding in aid of the Clean Air Thames…

Uber invests £5 million to electric vehicle charging points in London

The global ride-hailing service company, has pledged £5 million to install public charging points in poorer boroughs in order to help the switch to electric cars. Uber seeks to highlight the imbalance of charge point installations across the capital. However,…

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…

Cyclists in the City

Imperial College: London air pollution cancels positive health effects of exercise in over-60s

Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in older adults, according to new research. The findings, published in The Lancet, show that short term exposure to air pollution in built…