air pollution News

  • CPI and Air Pollution

    You might have heard the IEPA was working on a new website, TRUE! We just took a peek and want to share with you. Now it offers great new content, navigation to find what you are looking for much easier. ...

  • COMEAP revises air quality and Asthma position

    The Department of Health's Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution has issued a new paper on the links between air pollution and asthma. In the paper the Committee considers that for a small group of people who suffer from asthma and live near busy roads, exposure to traffic generated air pollutants, largely from trucks, may have played a small part in causing their disease. This ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Allergy or air pollution

    To give the trees their due, they do an excellent job at pollination, along with their bee helpers of course! However high pollen levels mixed with air pollutants is a key factor in the rise of allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis and other health problems like asthma. Pollution, particularly from gases like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide ...


    By Filtrex Global Limited

  • `Air pollution is the new issue in town` - The Guardian

    John Vidal, Guardian Environment Editor, has explained why he believes air pollution has returned to the forefront of the environmental agenda in the UK and how the Environmental Protection UK led Healthy AIr Campaign is leading the way. You can read the article ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Reuters article: How cities can help protect citizens from air pollution

    An article entitled ‘How cities can help protect citizens from air pollution’ by Julian Hunt, Chairman of CERC and Amy Stidworthy, a Principal Consultant at CERC, has been published in Reuters today in response to the recent Saharan dust event in the UK. ...

  • EPA to Announce Major Grant to Reduce Air Pollution in Puerto Rico

    Thursday, November 13, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck will announce a major grant to reduce air pollution and improve public health in Puerto Rico. Air pollution can create or exacerbate respiratory ailments, especially asthma, which is a serious problem in Puerto Rico. More than twice as many Puerto Ricans have asthma than the general population of the ...

  • 1661 air pollution essay republished

    Environmental Protection UK has re-published 'Fumifugium': John Evelyn's 1661 essay on air pollution in London. Evelyn's old English text has been translated into modern English, with a new foreword and extensive footnotes linking Fumifugium to our modern air pollution issues. It has been given a fresh, modern design and is available to download or view online as an eBook. Evelyn was a 17th ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Minister backs healthy air campaign but makes no commitment to new action

    Appearing before the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee Inquiry into air pollution Defra Minister Lord Henley told those present that air pollution had a "major impact on a large number of people's lives", and that there were a "lot of deaths that are happening earlier than would otherwise be the case". While the Minister backed the Healthy Air Campaign, launched yesterday, ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • World Environmental Health Day highlights need for healthy air

    Today is the first ever World Environmental Health Day and EPUK wecomes this international recognition that air pollution is a public health problem. We will be joining our members and partners at events over the course of the day to discuss the challenges unhealthy air presents to our communities and to work towards solutions to this public health crisis with air pollution specialists from all ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 11:30 AM EST: EPA to Hold Media Call on Proposed Updates to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

    Today at 11:30 a.m. EST, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a media call about an update to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. EPA is committed to protecting the lives and health of Americans by addressing the problem of air pollution that is transported across state lines. WHO: Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and ...

  • WHO: 90 percent of world’s population breathes dirty air

    Nine out of 10 people globally live in places with poor air quality. A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) blames a worldwide air pollution crisis for being a major factor in millions of deaths per year.  Air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, with an increasing number of acute air pollution episodes in many cities worldwide. As a ...

  • MPs accuse Government of inaction on air pollution health crisis

    The House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee reported today that there is 'no meaningful evidence' to suggest that the Government is making progress towards resolving dangerous levels of air pollution in the UK. In the meantime more evidence has come to light about how air pollution shortens our lives and causes severe illness. The report, a follow up to the Committee's previous ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Pollution makes Europeans unhappy

    Researchers in Canada have found a correlation between air pollution and people’s happiness. Their deep analysis, reported in the latest issue of the International Journal of Green Economics, suggests that air pollution may lead to unhappiness while the converse is also true, the unhappier the citizens of a country the more air pollution. Economists at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UK deaths from air pollution as high as reported during the 1952 `Great Smog`

    National campaign launched to tackle public health threat from this "invisible killer" Air pollution causes as many early deaths in the UK today as were reported during the 'Great Smog' of 1952. 29,000 people die prematurely each year, on average 11.5 years early, because of long term exposure to air pollution, latest Government figures show, nearly 5% of all annual UK ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • National air pollution photo competition is launched by Enviro Technology

    Enviro Technology Services Plc has launched a nationwide competition to find the best photos on the theme of ‘Air pollution’. The company is a world class supplier and leading UK exporter of air pollution monitoring systems. The photos will be showcased on their website and used in their marketing materials which are distributed throughout the world. The competition has two ...

  • Epa awards $32 million to understand health impacts of air pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32 million to fund four new Clean Air Research Centers at universities conducting cutting edge air pollution research. The research will focus on the impacts of air pollution mixtures on people’s health. It is important to understand the health risks associated with exposure to multiple air pollutants because people are exposed to more ...

  • EPA holds seminar on air pollution and cardiovascular disease

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a seminar called “Breathe Cleaner, Live Longer: Understanding Air Pollution after 40 Years.” The event is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. World-renowned scientific experts will discuss the impacts of air pollution on life expectancy and ...

  • Defra to tackle air pollution

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released a report explaining ways in which the UK can prevent air pollution and climate change. Environment minister Jim Fitzpatrick, said that the report was one step involved in 'working together across government to tackle climate change and air pollution'. The results of air pollution are not limited to its detrimental ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Beijing air quality improves on day 4 of Olympic Games

    Beijing's air quality significantly improved over the last two days, with the sky clearly visible today after rains on 10 and 11 August washed away the pollution across the city. In what could be a sign that the measures taken by the Beijing authorities are working, official data measured an Air Pollution Index (API) of 32 on 12 August. This is far below the benchmark set by the Chinese ...

  • LondonAir Nowcast launched

    The LondonAir Nowcast has been launched as part of an updated LondonAir website. The LondonAir Nowcast uses a combination of measured and modelled NO2 and PM10 concentrations to produce a 20m resolution map of air pollution in the capital each hour. The LondonAir Nowcast is an important step forward to help Londoners visualise the air pollution that affects their daily lives. The ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

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