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Camfil air filters reduced air pollution by up to 93% during worst smog episode

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Camfil air filters reduced air pollution in a London office by up to 93% during the worst air pollution episode so far this year Daily mean outdoor particle air pollution (PM2.5) hit 346 ug/m3 on 18 March which is nearly … Continue reading

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Official | Air pollution killed 9,400 Londoners in 2010

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In a major related development, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted this morning to tighten the European Commission’s proposals for a new National Emissions Ceilings Directive including binding limits in 2025 Spotlight turns to Government as it tries to comply … Continue reading

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Statement in relation to inquest into deaths of three SAS selection soldiers

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Clean Air in London considers that the contribution, if any, of ozone pollution in the circumstances reported throughout the inquest into the tragic deaths of three SAS selection soldiers in July 2013 should be investigated* CAL is today publishing the … Continue reading

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Emissions-based road charging by 2018 and paid to walk or cycle by 2020

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New deal for taxi drivers that delivers the ‘Eight point transformation package’ proposed by Clean Air in London and the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association Private hire vehicles must meet the same emission standards as taxis and pay the congestion charge … Continue reading

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Airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick would breach air pollution laws

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Airports Commission: Consultation on Air Quality Assessment Airport expansion at Heathrow would cause aggravated breaches of nitrogen dioxide limit values and be unlawful Airport expansion at Gatwick would not be consistent with sustainable development Dear Sir Howard Clean Air in … Continue reading

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Major victory for ClientEarth enforcing nitrogen dioxide laws

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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has unanimously ordered that the government must submit a proper new air quality plan for the UK to the European Commission no later than 31 December 2015. Importantly, the Court also ruled that there … Continue reading

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ASA says TfL made misleading claim in ULEZ advertisement

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Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Transport for London (TfL), trading as the Mayor of London, made a misleading claim in an advertisement when it stated that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would ‘reduce vehicle pollution by half’ … Continue reading

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Mayor gets ‘C minus’ in new ranking of air quality in 23 European cities

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After seven years, Mayor is lucky to get a ‘C minus’ in new ranking of air quality in 23 European cities Top five cities of Zurich, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm and Berlin have either met, or are due to meet, the … Continue reading

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Mayor issues his first HIGH air pollution warning

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Quotes Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “Well done Boris for issuing his first HIGH air pollution warning since launching his Breathe Better Together campaign on 30 January this year. “This episode, the third of … Continue reading

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Eight point transformation package for the taxi and PHV industry

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The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) and Clean Air in London (CAL) invite the Mayor to commit to an ‘Eight point transformation package’ for the taxi and private hire industry in London for the benefit of current and future generations … Continue reading

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Investigation finds few hospitals comply with indoor air quality standards

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Mayor Johnson estimates 29 hospitals in central London will still be exposed to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels exceeding the World Health Organisation guideline and legal limit in 2020 Clean Air in London (CAL) has found only four of 10 NHS … Continue reading

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Mayor Johnson and current Government must join Labour apology on diesel

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Mayor Johnson and current Government must join Labour apology on diesel Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “Clean Air in London welcomes Labour’s admission of previous Government blunders favouring diesel over petrol.  We eagerly await … Continue reading

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Oxford Street has already breached nitrogen dioxide hourly limit value for 2015

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Oxford Street breached the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hourly limit value for the whole of 2015 on 4 January.  Putney High Street expected to breach on 5 January.  Brixton Road will breach soon Mayor has taken a succession of backward steps on … Continue reading

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Most-read stories of 2014

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A look back at the campaign letters and media releases that proved the most popular in 2014. January First ever rankings for Top 10 death rates for every borough in London http://cleanair.london/hot-topics/first-ever-rankings-of-top-10-death-rates-for-every-london-borough/ February Europe at its ‘best’ takes legal action … Continue reading

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Defra condemned for proposals scrapping local air pollution monitoring

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Consultation on proposals to improve local air quality management (LAQM) in England Defra is proposing modified Option 3 from its 2013 consultation on LAQM (now Option 1), that was rejected by over 18,000 people and organisations, and to scrap ‘Further … Continue reading