Air pollution

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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

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    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

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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