Simple measures can go a long way in combating air pollution in schools

Most UK primary schools experience levels of pollution which exceed the safe levels set out by the World Health Organisation. Yet, simple measures can cut outdoor and indoor exposure to toxins by almost half, according to a new study, by Professor Prashant Khumar from the University of Surrey.

Air pollution exposure in infancy alters gut microorganisms and may boost disease risk

Exposure to air pollution in the first six months affects a baby’s gut bacteria, or microbiome, in ways that could increase the risk of allergies, obesity and diabetes and impact brain development, suggests new research from the University of Colorado…

Roadvent technology could play a significant role in reducing air pollution

A recent study by Dr Mark Peckham from emissions measurement specialist company Cambustion has validated the effectiveness of the Roadvent system at reducing roadside pollutant levels, a key metric used by local authorities in measuring air quality.

Join the WCRAQ International Day of Clean Air – Air Pollution has no Borders webinar

WCRAQ announces the UN International Day of Clean Air – Air pollution has no borders webinar, with keynote speakers from NYC DCAS, NYPD Fleet, the City of London Corporation, Global Action Plan and the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality on 7 September at 14:00 GMT/ 09:00 EST.

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Response from our Chairman to DEFRA air quality measures: ‘More urgent action on air quality is still required’

Our Chairman and MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, has responded to the new measures announced by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to improve air quality introduced under the Environment Act. ‘The Air Pollution (Local Authority Audits) Bill 2021-22, which…

Ella’s Law introduced to House of Lords – a comment from Barry Sheerman MP

As Ella’s Law reaches the committee stage of the House of Lords, my personal air quality monitor reveals the high levels of air pollution within the Parliamentary estate itself, underlining the urgent need for action to clean up the country’s air for the benefit of everyone.

Barry Sheerman MP warns over ‘seriously polluted atmosphere’ in Parliament

A Labour MP has issued a fresh warning over the “seriously polluted atmosphere” in Parliament after spending time wearing a “very sophisticated air quality monitor”. Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, raised concerns over the “very polluted” air quality in the House of Commons, which he claimed…

Pollution Solution introduces Roadvent – the first-ever in-road air emissions capturing system at the WCRAQ Air Health Working Party

Environmental technology firm Pollution Solution has unveiled its new in-road solution for capturing dangerous pollutants from vehicles at the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality’s Air Health Working Party on Monday, 20 June.