Air pollution has a particularly damaging effect on children. They’re still growing and breathe faster than adults do. They also live closer to the ground, where the most polluting gases from vehicles accumulate. Pollution from...Read more
Air pollution is responsible for 550,000 premature deaths a year in Europe – and 7 million worldwide, according to the WHO. Measuring it can be a challenge, however, as the equipment tends to be large...Read more
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In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advised planning authorities to prevent developers from building schools, nurseries and homes in areas with high levels of pollution. This will help...Read more
Air pollution is known to contribute to early deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. There is also mounting evidence to show that breathing polluted air increases the risk of dementia. Children are vulnerable, too: exposure...Read more
Every day around a staggering 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years breathes air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. This is according to...Read more
Air pollution is costly. A recent European Court of Auditors (ECA) report estimates the EU spends between 330 and 940 billion euros per year on health-related costs of air pollution. New research shows that children are 37% more...Read more
Schoolchildren in London are exposed to more than 60 per cent of their daily air pollution intake during the school run and while at school, suggests new research.
UNICEF UK has warned that dropping off and picking...Read more
Far fewer infants in sub-Saharan African cities would die through pollution if just small changes like using cleaner fuels were made to air quality, says a new study.
Researchers from Stanford University and the University of California,...Read more
Governments and city leaders are being urged to act on a report which says road traffic accidents and air pollution are killing over 350,000 children globally every year.
Countries around the world are aware of the...Read more
A major international conference, ‘Every Journey, Every Child’ at London’s City Hall last month called for urgent action by government, industry and international agencies to tackle ‘the needless deaths of thousands of children worldwide due to...Read more
The Guardian reports that hundreds of thousands of children are being exposed to illegal levels of damaging air pollution from diesel vehicles at schools and nurseries across England and Wales, as revealed by its joint...Read more
The Mayor of London has called for cars to be banned from roads near schools in order to reduce air pollution. Adrian Voce reports.
The Mayor of London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, has called for cars to be...Read more
Toxic air, unsafe water and and lack of sanitation cause the deaths of 1.7 million under-fives every year according to new WHO research, as reported by the Guardian
Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among...Read more
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s announcement of a limited pollution charge for some drivers in central London has received a mixed response from children’s health campaigners, reports Adrian Voce
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan...Read more