Air pollution

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    What does the law say about dust control at work?

    Demolition, brick cutting, the use of cement, wood and stone working, drilling, exposure to paint and sanding down surfaces in preparation. These are just some of the many construction-related activities where dust is prevalent and where it needs to be controlled.

    By Louise Hosking, Hosking Associates on 07 October 2019

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    Room for improvement: India and the environment

    India has been ranked in the bottom five countries globally for its performance on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

    By Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 30 July 2019

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    Outdoor workers 'overlooked in debate' on air pollution, says British Safety Council

    British Safety Council is urging employers of outdoor workers, one of the vulnerable groups identified in research cited by today’s air pollution awareness day, Clean Air Day, to join its Time to Breathe campaign.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 June 2019

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    Truth and honesty as the base for safe working

    There are obligations and responsibilities when operating as a charity that do not necessarily bear on every individual or organisation in the public eye.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 01 July 2019

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    In the zone

    London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) promises to lower toxic emissions by forcing vehicles to pay more to enter central London. But what has been the success of earlier measures to crack down on polluting traffic and how far have they reduced ill health in the city?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 May 2019

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    Lung cancer in non-smokers highlights air pollution risk

    Senior doctors have called for links between air pollution and lung cancer in outdoor workers to be made clearer, following new evidence of large numbers of non-smokers suffering from the disease.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 May 2019

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    New campaign clears the air for outdoor workers

    The British Safety Council launched Time to Breathe to a captive, if not surprised, audience of Oxford Street commuters and shoppers on Tuesday, this week.

    By Matthew Holder, head of campaigns at the British Safety Council on 15 March 2019

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    Invisible polluted air, invisible workers

    Our campaign Time to Breathe, to be launched on 12 March, is looking to draw the attention of employers, policy makers and regulators to start taking seriously the risk of air pollution to the health of outdoor workers. We also offer Canairy, an innovative new mobile app, to help.

    By Matthew Holder introduces British Safety Council's air pollution focused campaign on 26 February 2019

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    Mother wins right to take air pollution inquest to high court

    The Attorney General has given his backing for a new inquest into a young girl’s death, which, if conclusive, would be the first time air pollution is cited as a cause of death.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 January 2019

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    Mother presses for air pollution inquest into daughter's asthma death

    “People who work round here, you have my sympathy,” Rosamund Kissi-Debrah told the Hazards AGM conference on 12 December. The clean air campaigner was commenting on the traffic choked roads of Euston nearby.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 December 2018