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

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’ https://cleanair.london/news/quick-guide-to-air-pollution/ Outcome: Commissioner Potočnik’s Clean Air Policy Package published on 18 December … Continue reading

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

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

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

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