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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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Environmental Audit Committee may have been misled by Mayor

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Environmental Audit Committee may have been misled by the Mayor of London’s evidence about nitrogen dioxide (NO2)levels in London relative to other cities Mayor has unfairly criticised King’s College London scientists for their reported comments Separately, a new survey for … Continue reading

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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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Latest national and local death rates for air pollution

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Hillingdon tops ‘National list of shame’ for increase in deaths attributable to air pollution (PM2.5).  Gateshead tops ‘National list of fame’ with the death rate falling by 0.72% to 4.18% Death rate worsened in 15 of 33 boroughs in London … 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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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: http://www.mappingforchange.org.uk/mapping-for-change-to-host-air-pollution-conference-in-april/ Useful links https://twitter.com/cleanairlondon and https://www.facebook.com/CleanAirLondon 1.  Keith Taylor’s guide: ‘Air Pollution: The Invisible Killer’ http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/air-pollution/ 2.  Smog … 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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Public Health Presents…

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Presentation titled ‘Building public understanding of air pollution’ to Public Health Presents – the tri-borough public health forum for the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster – on 27 November 2012

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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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Directors of Public Health and Health and Wellbeing Boards urged to act on air pollution

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OPEN LETTER Dear Directors of Public Health and members of Health and Wellbeing Boards ‘Invisible’ air pollution is the biggest public health risk after smoking ‘Clean Air in London’ urges you to: ensure your Joint Strategic Needs Assessment considers 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

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Highest NO2 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

‘Invisible’ air pollution is second biggest public health risk

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  Presentation to the Barbican Association AGM on 26 April 2012. See http://www.barbicanassociation.com/