New inquest launched into ‘air pollution death’

The High Court has granted a new investigation into whether poor air quality was the cause of Ella Kissi-Debrah’s fatal asthma attack in 2013

Asthma
Air pollution ’causes four million children to develop asthma every year’

Researchers say around 11,000 new cases of the breathing condition occur each day around the world as a result of toxic air from traffic

WHO warns polluted air is putting 93% of children ‘at serious risk’

The World Health Organisation found around 1.8bn children are exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels above its air quality guidelines

Air pollution triggers 33m asthma-related hospital visits every year

A new report suggests ozone and particulate matter cause a high proportion of asthma emergencies

100,000 tons of pollution linked to ‘accidents’ in oil refineries

Almost 100,000 tons of pollution released in Texas between 2009-2011 were from “accidents” in oil and gas refineries, according to a new study. The report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) found “non-routine emission events” at chemical plants and refineries released a combined total of more than 42,000 tons of sulphur dioxide (SO2), which is […]