Red Bull energises fight against toxic air with new in-car filters

The firm aims to minimise the risk of toxic fumes for their staff – it says the level of harmful gases in a car cabin can be up to 70% higher than it is for pedestrians

Majority of Europeans want stricter measures on air quality

In a new survey, more than half of 27,000 respondents said households, car manufacturers, energy producers, farmers and public authorities are not doing enough to tackle air pollution

Living near busy, polluting roads ‘increases lung cancer risk by 10%’

New research also warns poor roadside air quality stunts children’s lung growth by up to 14%

Bristol’s polluted air ‘is killing five people every week’

That’s the alarming finding reached in a new study from King’s College London, which examined how particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide contribute to health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, cancer and strokes

Air pollution ‘to blame for 20,500 people UK deaths every year’

That’s according to the 2019 Lancet Countdown report, which forecasts climate change and air pollution will result in millions more premature deaths over the next decade

Bristol Council votes to ban diesel cars from 2021

Under the plan, all privately-owned diesel vehicles will be banned from entering it every day between 7am and 3pm by March 2021

Children exposed to five times more harmful air pollution during school run

A new study has also found children who walked to school via back streets were exposed to the lowest levels of pollution

Boris Johnson to chair new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change

The Committee will bring together ministers responsible for domestic and international climate change policy

ULEZ: Polluting car charge cuts London’s toxic fumes by a third

A new report reveals there are now 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into central London every day

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Local authorities offered £2m to improve air quality

They can apply for projects including electric vehicle charging points, cycling infrastructure and developing local online air quality resources