Tag Archives: air pollution

Corporate manslaughter

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

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Intransigent traffic policy

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

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Air quality and mortality

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

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Running scandal

4,267 = the annual number of deaths attributable to air pollution in London alone (from the GLA’s own impact study). A major source of air pollution, of course, is traffic congestion. And a major cause of congestion is traffic lights. … Continue reading

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