Air pollution ‘harmed 82% of Europeans’ in 2015

In 2015, 82% of Europeans were exposed to particulate matter levels exceeding World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. That’s according to new research from the European Environment Agency (EEA), which shows fine particulate matter is causing the premature deaths of more than 400,000 people across the continent every year. In the same year, 9% were exposed […]

London schools to fight back against pollution

The Mayor of London has announced a scheme to clean up toxic air in schools most affected by pollution. Sadiq Khan is providing £250,000 to fund air quality audits at 50 of the capital’s schools in areas with illegal levels of Nitrogen Dioxide. The audits will identify how students can be best protected from London’s toxic air, […]

Pollution inside ‘more harmful than outdoors’

Pollution indoors could be three times more harmful than the outdoor environment because of our energy use, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering measured the quality of air inside and outside three residential buildings in a city centre compared with different types of energy use like gas […]

Boris slammed for London’s poor air quality

The London Assembly has called Mayor Boris Johnson to account over the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the capital’s air- the highest of any European capital. Recently published government plans show levels may not be reduced to legal limits until 2025. The assembly said Londoners should not have to wait so long for clean air. […]