Argues that government’s current plans for education are insufficient.
Londoners’ lives are being put at risk by the Government’s bungled post-Brexit targets to tackle toxic air, a watchdog warned.
Particles breathed by mothers pass to their vulnerable foetuses, with potentially lifelong consequences
Findings from a monitoring project in Bristol.
Measures to reduce PM2.5 ‘fall a long way short’, say campaigners, as government publishes new targets under Environment Act.
Research into samples of 30,000 men in China suggests ability of sperm to swim in right direction could be affected.
Indian schoolchildren ride their bikes to school in dense fog and air pollution in Jalandhar.
The map, produced by the non-profit group the Central Office of Public Interest (Copi) and Imperial College London, combined 20,000 measurements with computer modelling.
Advise people not to drive or light wood burners rather than imposing restrictions on vulnerable, campaigners say.
The government’s forecast predicts pollution levels will hit band 10, the highest level on the scale. The last time pollution levels hit this mark was in March 2018.
Air pollution graphic. Boroughs in Birmingham, Southampton, Portsmouth, Sandwell and Walsall also showed high correlations between child poverty and air pollution.
Wood burning stoves in urban areas are responsible for almost half of people’s exposure to cancer-causing chemicals found in air pollution particles, new research has shown.
The UN’s main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognise the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.
The report estimated the number of additional years of life people would gain if air pollution levels in their country were reduced to World Health Organization guidelines.
NO2 levels on the two-year-old bi-mode Hitachi trains peaked at more than 13 times the average recorded on the traffic-clogged Marylebone Road in central London.
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Temporary rises in air pollution may impair memory and thinking in older men, according to research that indicates even short-term spikes in airborne particles can be harmful to brain health.
Fireplaces and stoves are now the largest single source of primary particle pollution in the UK, greater than traffic and industry.
Researchers at Imperial College London used computer models to produce estimated concentrations of the levels of three toxic pollutants – PM (particulate matter) 2.5, PM10 and NO2.
Philip Barlow, coroner for inner south London, ruled earlier this year that air pollution from traffic was a cause of the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah in February 2013.
Fires used by just 8% of population but cause triple the particle pollution of traffic, data shows.
Previous studies of dirty air and fertility have used data on sperm quality, perhaps because this is easier to obtain, with a 2017 review concluding air pollution has a “negative impact …
Neighbours’ disputes become increasingly heated as new data reveals wood burning causes more pollution than traffic.
Charity calls for people to use alternative, less polluting heating and cooking options if they can.
The particles can pass through the lungs and into the body and have been linked to a wide range of health damage, particularly in younger and older people.