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.
Tag: air monitoring
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.
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…
WCRAQ continues to push for policy change to save lives from air pollution
Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, and Chairman of the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ) submitted a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to the House of Commons, asking the Government to update the MOT test to include an efficiency test for DPFs (diesel particulate filters). The Bill passed the first test with no objections, and the second reading will take place on 18 March.
The official journal of WCRAQ has been published
Fleet Vision International magazine Winter 2022 is out now! Read the WCRAQ working party reports and our update on the Ten-Minute Bill for stricter MOT tests in the UK from page 58 onwards. The seventh issue of the thought-leading publication…
The disastrous impact of exhaust emissions on human cardiovascular health
Dr Mark Miller, Senior Research Scientist, The University of Edinburgh, highlighted the impacts ultrafine particles have on cardiovascular systems at the WCRAQ Air Health working part on 23 November 2021.
Outdoor air quality affects indoor air quality
The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality’s Air Monitoring Working Party highlighted the urgent need to protect students from dirty and toxic outside air penetrating classrooms in addition to ensuring that there are sufficient air changes to reduce the risk…
Improving air quality ‘could prevent 50,000 deaths’ across Europe
Limiting air pollution to the recommended World Health Organisation levels, could prevent over 50,000 deaths across Europe according to research.
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…