Air pollution

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    'Polluted air kills: we have the proof': Ella death inquest reactions

    A little girl’s death from air pollution must lead to cleaner air to protect vulnerable groups including young people and workers, say campaigners.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 December 2020

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    In 2020, our lungs couldn’t catch a break

    Our government urgently needs to step up action on air pollution.

    By Dominic Phinn, ClientEarth on 03 December 2020

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    Air pollution effort ‘too fragmented’ to be effective

    Air quality experts met to debate the forthcoming Environment Bill, including air pollution links to Covid-19 and what should be done to protect people’s health.

    By Matthew Holder on 30 October 2020

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    What impact did lockdown have on air pollution?

    On an average day you will take over 23,000 breaths. If you are living in an urban environment, the chances are every one of those breaths will be polluted.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 June 2020

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    MPs told air pollution is likely to be driving Covid-19 infections and mortality

    A recent meeting of a cross-party group heard from UK and US scientists and researchers that air pollution could be a driver of higher rates of Covid-19 infection and mortality.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 June 2020

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    Why has the UK decided against WHO legal limits on air pollution?

    MPs voted against enshrining World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) into UK law in the environment bill. What's the debate?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 April 2020

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    Every little helps

    We are in a climate crisis; it is the clear and final message we have got now. Under that frightening premise we start a new year and a new decade.

    By Iris Cepero on 28 January 2020

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    UK set to miss environmental targets in 2020 and beyond

    It is feared that the UK will miss a range of environmental targets in the early 2020s, including air pollution and recycling, says a joint report by Unearthed and the Financial Times.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 15 January 2020


    The right to clean air

    The next government must bring back a better environment bill and protect workers’ right to clean air.

    By Charles Pitt on 20 November 2019

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    Living with the unpredictable

    Looking back to this time last year, my review of 2018 focused on Brexit, economic anxiety from the high street to high profile bankruptcies, changing risks and a welcome upsurge of discussion about mental health in the workplace.

    By Mike Robinson on 27 November 2019