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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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Complaint to Advertising Standards Authority about Mayor’s ULEZ advertisement

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Londoners may be wildly misled by the Mayor’s claims of reductions in vehicle pollution Letter addressed to the Advertising Standards Authority dated 24 November 2014 Dear Sir or Madam I am writing on behalf of Clean Air in London (CAL) … Continue reading

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Mayor publishes health study revealing deaths attributable to NO2

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‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) estimates 5,061 deaths attributable to dangerous airborne particles (PM2.5) in London in 2020 and 5,159 in 2025.  These compare with the Mayor’s estimate of 4,267 for PM2.5 in 2008.  CAL estimates 2,684 deaths attributable to … Continue reading

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Presentation | Air Pollution Roundtable

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What more needs to be done to tackle this silent killer? Event at City Hall hosted by Murad Qureshi AM on 17 July 2014 Presentation LAEC 160714

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Clean Air in Cities Awards 2014

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Clean Air in Cities Awards recognise 24 contributions to improving air quality London Air Quality Network receives award and special mention  John Tomlinson becomes an Honorary Founder Supporter Clean Air in London (CAL) announces its second annual Clean Air in … Continue reading

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First ever rankings of Top 10 death rates for every London borough

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London Health Commission urged to consider separately exposures, health impacts and outcomes.  Prevention is better than cure and protection is not just about treating the unwell Clean Air in London commissioned the Office for National Statistics to rank the top … Continue reading

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Mayor takes five backward steps from his own London Plan

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Consultation on ‘Air Quality Neutral’ in Sustainable Design and Construction SPG By setting lax standards for developers the Mayor is forcing himself to introduce draconian transport measures to reduce carcinogenic air pollution and comply with limit values Dear Mayor Johnson I … Continue reading

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It’s official: Outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer

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World Health Organisation classifies outdoor air pollution and particulate matter as carcinogenic to humans The specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organisation, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic … Continue reading

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Defra did cover-up smog warnings and would scrap local monitoring

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Government covered-up three legally-required smog warnings in the fortnight after launching a consultation proposing the scrapping of local monitoring by others In two incidents, the Government: says another monitoring network is ‘separate’; and blames [sudden and] ‘worst case’ instrument malfunction/vandalism/power … Continue reading

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EU (much) more ‘competent’ than UK Government on air quality

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Call for Evidence: Environment and Climate Change Only the EU has competence to set Europe-wide product standards and environmental limits 75% of UK respondents to a recent Eurobarometer survey on ‘Attitudes of European towards air quality’ think that the EU … Continue reading

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Highest NO2 of any capital city in Europe again

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Boris Johnson must act in ‘Green Week’ in  the ‘Year of Air’ after failing miserably to reduce air pollution London again has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gas, of any capital city in Europe according to … Continue reading

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Launch of Clean Air in Cities app and Birkett Index

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‘World first’: Launch of Clean Air in Cities IndexTM (or Birkett IndexTM) and App to report the health impact on the population of long-term exposure to air pollution Over 100 MPs responded to a survey for ‘Clean Air in London’ … Continue reading

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Landmark legal victory for ClientEarth

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Supreme Court declares UK in breach of nitrogen dioxide legal limits and refers case to the Court of Justice of the European Union Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “Congratulations to ClientEarth on its landmark … 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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Effective local action on air pollution in London

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Presentation at Mapping for Change conference ‘Effective local action on air pollution in London’ at University College London on 17 April 2013. Details at: Useful links and 1.  Keith Taylor’s guide: ‘Air Pollution: The Invisible Killer’ 2.  Smog … Continue reading