soil air pollution

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.

Wood burner air pollution

Wood burners should come with a health warning, study suggests

Wood burners have been found to triple levels of harmful indoor pollution, and should not be used around the vulnerable, scientists determine. People who load wood into a wood burner are exposed to twice as much pollution than those who…

WCRAQ Air Monitoring and Research

WCRAQ Research and Air Monitoring Working Party meetings provide a step closer to reaching air quality objectives

This month, the Commission has launched the second round of working party meetings, starting with Research and Air Monitoring.

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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…

‘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…

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…

Guardian: Air pollution may increase risk of Covid death, major study says

The Guardian reports that long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to a large study by the Office for National Statistics.