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Most-read stories of 2013

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A look back at the campaign letters and media releases that proved the most popular in 2013 January Quick guide to air pollution and the ‘Year of Air’ http://cleanair.london/news/quick-guide-to-air-pollution/ Outcome: Commissioner Potočnik’s Clean Air Policy Package published on 18 December … Continue reading

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‘Free market’ anarchists lobbying EU Environment Ministers to weaken health protections

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‘Year of Air’ in 2013 Government is expected to lobby for weaker public health protections at an informal meeting of EU Environment Ministers in Dublin next Monday and Tuesday Instead, we must hammer harmful emissions against the anvil of air … Continue reading

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Quick guide to air pollution and the ‘Year of Air’ in 2013

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Known health and other impacts of air pollution have risen much faster than levels of air pollution have fallen 1.      What is the ‘Year of Air’ in 2013? The European Commission (Commission) has announced that 2013 is the ‘Year of … Continue reading

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Most-read stories of 2012

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A look back at the media releases and campaign letters that proved the most popular in 2012. January ‘Clean Air in London’ lodges complaint over breaches of air pollution laws in London http://cleanair.london/legal/clean-air-in-london-lodges-complaint-over-breaches-of-air-pollution-laws-in-london/ Guide to health impacts:  ‘Invisible’ air pollution … Continue reading

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Building public understanding of air pollution

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Presentations at Masterclass at Public Service Events conference titled ‘Public health: an update and way forward’ on 24 October 2012.  See: http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/masterclass-client/224/public-health/4279 Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, on ‘Building public understanding of air pollution’ CAL … Continue reading

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Guide: Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor

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Indoor air quality (IAQ) can be worse than outdoor (or ambient) air quality (AAQ) due to the many sources of pollution within buildings and homes.  Clean Air in London (CAL) is therefore campaigning to build public understanding of indoor air … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ congratulates Policy Exchange on ‘Something in the Air’

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The blockbuster report shows: over 85% of the areas with England’s worst air pollution are in London; diesel exhaust is at the heart of air pollution problems in cities; the vulnerable are much more likely to be exposed to air … Continue reading

Guide to sources: London has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide of any capital city in Europe

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Clean Air in London’s (CAL’s) analysis of the latest data confirms that London had the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gas, of any capital city in Europe in 2010.  Concentrations of dangerous airborne particles (PM10) are much … Continue reading

Guide to solutions: Mayor Johnson caught taking backward steps (again)

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Mayoral election: Boris Johnson caught reducing health protections for Londoners Vote for Jenny Jones (Green) or Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat); and give your second preference to Ken Livingstone (Labour).  Boris Johnson offers no new policies to reduce air pollution and … Continue reading

10 steps for Clean Air in London

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Step 1: Investigate Find out about air pollution near your home, work place or locations you visit Read Clean Air in London’s ‘Quick guide to air pollution‘ and ‘Introduction to air pollution’ Use the LondonAir website to get the latest … Continue reading

Guide to legal issues: UK is cheating on air quality laws and misleading the European Commission

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UK is cheating on air quality laws and misleading the European Commission Air quality laws are breached every day by a factor or two or more along London’s busiest roads (and elsewhere).  No other public health or environmental standard is breached … Continue reading

Guide to health impacts: ‘Invisible’ air pollution is the biggest public health failing or ‘cover-up’ for decades

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‘Invisible’ air pollution: the biggest public health failing or ‘cover-up’ for decades Air pollution is much worse than most of us have realised.  It regularly exceeds twice World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and legal limits near our busiest roads in … Continue reading

Introduction to air pollution

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1. What are the health impacts of air pollution? Air pollution is much worse than most of us have realised.  When compared to other environmental factors affecting public health only smoking causes more early deaths in the UK.  Worse still, … Continue reading

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Introduction to smog

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This webpage provides links to posts and pages about smog in London.  See also Clean Air in London posts tagged ‘smog’. 1.  Articles in the media http://delicious.com/CleanAirLondon 2.  Air quality forecasting airTEXT http://www.airtext.info/ Defra: UK-AIR homepage http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/ Defra: Last 24 hours … Continue reading

Introduction to Pollution Check

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Clean Air in London (CAL) aims to do a Pollution Check every day in the same residential area in central London. Headline results are tweeted at https://twitter.com/cleanairlondon CAL uses a TSI Handheld Particle Counter 9306-V2 to undertake these Pollution Checks. … Continue reading