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EAC report on air pollution slams Government and has no plaudits for Mayor

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Best report yet from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on air pollution slams the Government for five years of inaction and adds no credibility to the Mayor’s claims of success in London EAC puts forward a comprehensive and practical package … Continue reading

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Air quality in hospitals may be no better than warehouses

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Investigation needed into indoor air quality guidance and compliance in healthcare premises Department of Health guidance for healthcare premises has not been updated to ensure compliance with BS EN 13779:2007 which sets standards for the selection of air filters to achieve … Continue reading

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Tube dust is not ‘safe’

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Health and Environment Committee air quality work programme  Clean Air in London (CAL) congratulates the Health and Environment Committee (Committee) on the publication of ‘Air pollution in London – Issues paper’.  The paper provides a clear, concise summary of current … 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

Few local authorities know if their schools use air filters that protect children

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Updated 24 November 2012 Air filtration in public buildings in London Few local authorities know if their buildings use regularly maintained air filters that comply with indoor air quality standard EN 13779, particularly schools Summary and recommendations Indoor air quality … 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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Evidence to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee

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House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee Reply to the call for evidence submitted by Clean Air in London 6 June 2012 (links to four Guides updated 250612) Evidence submitted ahead of oral evidence session on air quality … Continue reading

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Boris gets ‘nul points’

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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 has shown he does not understand the health impacts Perhaps … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ launches manifesto for the Mayoral and London Assembly election

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‘Clean Air in London’ calls on all the Mayoral candidates to promise in their manifestos to end the biggest public health crisis for decades We need a Mayor who will: Lead the fight to improve London’s air; Clean up London’s … Continue reading

Manifesto for the Mayoral and London Assembly elections

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A manifesto for ‘clean air in London’ for the Mayoral and London Assembly elections in 2012 London must lead the world in tackling ‘invisible’ air pollution as it did after the ‘visible’ Great Smog of 1952 Clean Air in London … 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

Eight wins for ‘Clean Air in London’ in new London Plan

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Mayor of London ‘found out’ after looking – yet again – for a loophole to avoid compliance with air quality laws Eight wins for ‘Clean Air in London’ in new London Plan (and five letters between lawyers).  Key themes for campaigners, … Continue reading

Building understanding of the dangers of poor indoor air quality

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  Presentation to the Camfil Farr Roadshow on 10 October 2011  

Clean Air Act must be updated for modern fuels and technologies and be enforced

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Red Tape Challenge Cabinet Office 70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS By email: redtapechallenge@bis.gsi.gov.uk 21 September 2011 Dear Sir or Madam Red Tape Challenge – Environment – Air Quality Clean Air Act must be updated for modern fuels and technologies and be … Continue reading

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Camfil Farr is a Sponsor

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Camfil Farr UK becomes the first Gold Sponsor of Clean Air in London New campaign to build public understanding of the dangers of indoor air quality, initially in London, with advice for people on protecting themselves and reducing pollution Camfil … Continue reading