Open letter to Mayor Khan seeking urgent action on tube dust

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Air pollution in the London Underground (‘tube dust’): expert health advice; warnings; and action Dear Sadiq I am writing on behalf of Clean Air in London (CAL) about air pollution in the London Underground (‘tube dust’ and ‘Tube’) to urge … Continue reading

Blame Maggie Thatcher and every Government since for knowingly poisoning us with carcinogenic diesel fumes

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Blame Maggie Thatcher and every Government since for knowingly poisoning us with carcinogenic diesel fumes Government’s new nitrogen dioxide (NO2) plan reveals bigger problems and less action than expected and no commitment to diesel scrappage.  London is still expected to … Continue reading

Brixton Road breaches NO2 hourly legal limit for 2017 in five days

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Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hourly legal limit for the whole of 2017 has been breached in London in just five days World Health Organisation guideline is for no human exposure to NO2 over 200 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) measured over … Continue reading

How and when will Sadiq keep his clean air pledge if he doesn’t #BanDiesel?

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Many roads in central London will tend to have the highest concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the world as a result of diesel vehicles emitting 90-95% of the most harmful exhaust emissions including NO2.  Worse, levels of NO2 are … Continue reading

World cities must lead on Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030

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Written evidence submitted by Clean Air in London to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK Executive summary Clean Air in London’s (CAL’s) submission: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030) offers great … Continue reading

‘Generous 6/10’ for Mayor’s action plan to battle London’s toxic air

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Your plan contrasts strongly with Boris Johnson’s who bought us 1,000 ‘vanity buses’, championed ‘car is king’ policies and we found guilty of public health fraud on an industrial scale But it’s not good enough.  Diesel must be banned as … Continue reading

Camfil is sponsoring our keynote speech on indoor air quality

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Camfil’s ‘Clean Air Roadshow’ is coming back to London to raise awareness of the health effects of air pollution. Camfil is bringing their Clean Air Roadshow back to London in June to highlight the issues surrounding air pollution and the … Continue reading

Presentations 2016 and 2017

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352 reasons ‘not’ to vote for Zac Goldsmith

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352 reasons to vote for the Greens (or Lib Dems) with second preferences to Sadiq Khan London has all 352 road links in the UK expected to exceed the legal limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in 2020.  41 of these … Continue reading

‘Breathtaking’ breach of NO2 annual legal limit in eight days

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Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hourly legal limit for the whole of 2016 has been breached in London in just eight days World Health Organisation guideline is for no human exposure to NO2 over 200 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) measured over … Continue reading

Most-read stories in 2015

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A look back at the campaign letters and media releases that proved the most popular in 2015. January Oxford Street has already breached nitrogen dioxide hourly limit value for 2015 https://cleanair.london/sources/oxford-street-has-breached-nitrogen-dioxide-hourly-limit-value-for-2015/ Mayor Johnson and current Government must join Labour apology … Continue reading

Our One Atmosphere film | Lessons from 10 years of campaigning

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One Atmosphere film launched Film about the most important lessons learned from 10 years of campaigning on air pollution Ban diesel and wood burning in cities as we banned coal burning so successfully 60 years ago One Atmosphere urges immediate … Continue reading

Mayoral candidates must address air pollution killing Londoners

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‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) commissioned the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to update for the first time its ranking of the top 10 death categories for every borough in London for every year between 2001 and 2014 inclusive.  The … Continue reading

QC Opinion for ‘Clean Air in London’ on Air Quality Law (including Heathrow)

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Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “The law about air pollution is not being properly applied.  So ‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) asked Harrison Grant, its environmental solicitors, to obtain advice from Queen’s Counsel on … Continue reading

Defra NO2 consultation: ‘Plan for plans by others’ is inadequate

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Defra buries consultation for diesel bans in cities minutes before Corbyn announcement Consultation promises further consultation in ‘early 2016’ on a ‘four tier’ national framework to ban or charge pre-Euro 6 diesel vehicles entering ‘Clean Air Zones’ in at least … Continue reading