Drivers of polluting cars in Bath face fees

Drivers of polluting cars in Bath face fees: In Bath drivers of polluting cars will face daily fees of up to £100 to drive to the city centre. Launched today is a scheme that is believed to be  the first in the UK outside of London to introduce a charging clean air zone, with a…
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Ruling shows air pollution lead to death of 9-year-old

Ruling shows air pollution lead to death of 9-year-old: Southwark Coroner’s Court has discovered that air pollution in South London, made a ‘material contribution’ to the death of a nine-year-old girl. Ella Roberta Adoo Kissi-Debrah, who passed away in February 2013 following an asthma attack, has  December 16, 2020 and has become the first person…
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Microplastics are released from infant feeding bottles

Microplastics are released from infant feeding bottles:  Millions of infants could be vulnerable to high levels of microplastics released throughout formula preparation from feeding bottles. That’s admitted from new research by AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, TrinityHaus and the Schools of Engineering and Chemistry at Trinity College…
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Lockdown level air pollution could halve kids with asthma

Lockdown level air pollution could halve kids with asthma: Air pollution cut to the levels seen during lockdown could halve the number of children with lung function so poor it affects their everyday lives. A new analysis by the Queen Mary University of London on behalf of the charities Global Action Plan and Philips Foundation…
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Half the world exposed to increased air pollution

Half the world exposed to increased air pollution: Half of the world’s population is being exposed to increasing air pollution. That’s the dire warning from new research conducted by University of Exeter researchers, which shows “vast swathes of the world’s population” are suffering from rising levels of toxic fumes, despite global efforts to improve air…
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Dangerous used PPE in majority of UK waste bins

The majority of waste bins contain dangerous used PPE and ‘could put lives at risk’ across the UK. Up to 80% of domestic and business bins contain possibly hazardous COVID-19-contaminated rubbish suggests BusinessWaste the clinical waste collection company. More than 1,560 businesses and households were contacted by the company who found four out of five…
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