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%

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

Reducing air pollution ‘could prevent asthma in nearly 67,000 children’

A new study looked into asthma cases in children in 18 European countries, including the UK, Denmark, France and Spain

Prince Harry plans two children ‘maximum’ over climate concerns

He was speaking to world renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall about the environment, responsibility and climate change

Half of parents ‘would move house to escape air pollution if affordable’

New research has found more than one in 10 parents of under 18s have already moved to ‘cleaner areas’

London’s air pollution led to 4,000 people hospitalised in three years

That’s four people, including a child, admitted every day as a result of poor air quality

Two million Londoners living in areas with illegal toxic air

That includes hundreds of thousands of children in the capital

Forget fast food – air pollution could be causing childhood obesity

A new study suggests nitrogen dioxide emissions could lead to health issues other than lung problems

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

WHO: Pollution kills 1.7m children a year

Polluted environments take the lives of around 1.7 million children under the age of five every year. The environmental risks include indoor and outdoor air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, inadequate hygiene and second-hand smoking, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Its report reveals a large portion of the most common causes of […]