Health Secretary launches review into ‘slow and deadly poison’ of air pollution

In 2017, around 9.5 billion miles of road travel was related to patients, visitors, staff and suppliers to the NHS

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

Electric cars charging
Clean vehicles ‘are needed to protect the environment’

That’s the verdict from 65% of people in the UK, according to a 2,000-adult survey conducted by Nissan

Flooding in Bangladesh
Climate change threatens a third of Bangladeshi children

A new UN report warns 19 million children are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters

President Trump
President Trump: ‘Wind turbines cause cancer’

The US president also said wind turbines could reduce the value of nearby homes by 75%

School sign
Wandsworth Council considers banning traffic from school roads

The scheme aims to slash air pollution at times children are on the pavement

Mental illness
Could air pollution be causing psychosis?

A new scientific study suggests toxic fumes are likely to be a contributory factor to the higher incidences of mental illness in urban areas

Smoking & power plant
Air pollution ‘more deadly than smoking’

A new report suggests damaging health implications related to pollution are “substantially higher than previously assumed”

Coal power plant
Spanish reduction in coal use saves €952m in health costs

Falling use of the fossil fuel over 2015 and 2016 led to a 40.5% decrease in associated health impacts

Medical staff
Third of patients’ GP surgeries ‘surrounded by killer pollution’

A new report suggests nearly 18 million patients risk their health every time they visit their doctor