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As if we didn’t already know, we are failing our children on air pollution, according to the European Environment Agency. Polluted air causes the premature death of at least 1200 children across Europe every year, as well as untold developmental … Continue reading
As well as damaging heart, lungs, bloodstream and brain, exhaust pollution also affects mental health. Guardian coverage here. The research was led by Ioannis Bakolis of King’s College, London.
It’s well-known that dirty urban air causes lung, heart and developmental damage, but increasingly it’s being linked to brain damage. The Times didn’t break the news but covered it on 19 September under the front page headline, “Dementia soars in … Continue reading
Stephen Holgate (Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology at Southampton University) says polluted air contributes to lung, heart, and many other diseases, especially in young people. It is a factor in 40,000 deaths in the UK every year. As … Continue reading
UK deaths linked to particulate pollution, blamed on diesels, is put at 29,000 a year, including 3,400 in London. Moreover, campaign group Clean Air in London estimates that 7,500 people a year in the capital die early from NO2 and particulate pollution … Continue reading