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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…

‘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…

Indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution – an acute and life-threatening problem

Since Boris first announced his ‘Stay at Home’ campaign over six months ago, most of us have been guilty of becoming interior designers and redecorating our homes. However, we overlooked a critical consideration: indoor air pollution. WCRAQ reports. Air pollutants…

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…

Guardian: Air pollution still down despite normal return to traffic – study

Air pollution has remained at lower levels in UK towns and cities despite a return to near-normal traffic levels after the easing of coronavirus restrictions, according to research. Analysis of data from more than 100 urban roadside locations shows nitrogen dioxide…

British Heart Foundation: Government publishes analysis on how lockdown has affected air pollution levels

A report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) assessing the impact of lockdown measures to the end of April has revealed that overall concentrations of PM2.5 have been higher in this period than in previous years …read more