UK Pollution

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

After learning that travelling on the London underground exposes commuters to high levels of toxic air particles, no one could blame you for wanting t...

Vast Amounts Of Toxic Mercury Are Gathering In The Arctic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

Large amounts of toxic mercury are now accumulating in the Arctic tundra, as a result of coal burning, mining and industrial processes around the worl...

How You Can Protect The Future By Buying Mercury-Free Gold

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Style

Gold mining’s association with poor health and environmental damage has been unearthed over the years - but it’s still something many of us know l...

The London Underground Contains Toxic Particles That Could Put You At Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

Commuters who travel regularly on the London Underground are breathing in around 12 million toxic ‘nanodust’ particles every single minute, accord...

Increased Air Pollution Could Take A Decade Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

Increased air pollution can cut a human’s lifespan by between 9 and 11 years, almost a decade longer than most previous estimates had calculated at ...

China Is Building A 'Forest City' And It Looks Absolutely Incredible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

Plans for a green ‘forest city’ that will help to fight pollution are about to become a reality as construction begins on an innovative new projec...

The Cool Innovations Improving Urban Air Quality

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

The war against air pollution will be won or lost in the world’s cities. As greater numbers of people move to urban areas, it’s clear that unless ...

The Hidden Dangers Of Indoor Air Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), exposure to air pollution is considered to be the biggest single environmental risk to human health....

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

How UK Cities Are Dealing With The Problem Of Air Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The problem of air pollution in cities isn’t new. Back in 1661, diarist John Evelyn published an attack on the ‘hellish and dismal cloud of sea-co...

The Big Cities Dealing With Noise Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech

We don’t tend to think of noise pollution in the same way as we do air pollution. Noise pollution, which describes the excessive noise we associate ...

Air Pollution Could Be Giving You A Bad Night's Sleep

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech

People living in areas with high levels of air pollution have been found to be up to 60% more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation than those livin...

'Grotesque' Discovery On Remote Pacific Island Proves 'There Is No Escaping Plastic Pollution'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Nearly 38 million pieces of plastic have washed up on the beaches of one of the most remote places on earth, with crabs turning discarded rubbish into...

Diesel Cars Are Causing Far More Air Pollution Than Lab Tests Made Us Believe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

In 2015, more than one million Volkswagen vehicles were caught in an emissions scandal after it was discovered the cars had been fitted with ‘defeat...

This 22-Year-Old Has An Ambitious Plan To Clean Up The World's Oceans

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

A foundation working to clean up the world’s oceans is set to start by tackling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the first half of next year. The ...

Experts Reveal The Steps To Tackle Air Pollution The Government Isn't Prepared To Take

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics

It’s thought to play a part in at least 40,000 deaths every year and is regarded by health professionals as a national crisis, but fixing Britain’...

UK Killer Whale 'Lulu' Is 'One Of The Most Contaminated Animals In The World'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK

A killer whale who washed up on a Scottish beach last year was one of the “most contaminated” animals on the planet, researchers have found. Lulu,...

'Children Are Being Poisoned Now!' Fury As Tories Delay Publishing Air Quality Plan

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories were today accused of allowing children and pregnant women to be poisoned by toxic fumes by refusing to publish a long-awaited plan to impr...

Got A Runny Nose All The Time? Air Pollution Could Be The Cause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

There are not many things more irritating than having to walk around with a soggy tissue stuffed up your sleeve, constantly sniffing, because your nos...

Traffic Fumes Pollution 'Affects Happiness As Much As Death And Divorce'

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech

Air pollution from traffic fumes can be as detrimental for one’s happiness as bereavement or divorce, according to a study. Researchers have said t...

MPs' Children Cared For In Creches Just Yards From One Of The UK's Most Polluted Roads

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics

Children of MPs are being cared for within yards of some of the most polluted roads in the country, new analysis of the UK’s air quality has discove...

Setting The Record Straight On Diesel Pollution

Andrea Lee | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Andrea Lee

The prime minister must stand up for ordinary car drivers and stand up to the car industry by committing to a programme of mandatory vehicle recall and compensation for drivers. The government got us into this toxic mess by promoting and incentivising diesel, and high time that ministers took responsibility and started cleaning up. Urgently.

Sadiq Khan Has Some Very Bad News For Diesel Drivers

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

Sadiq Khan has unveiled new plans that will force drivers of polluting cars to pay up to £24 a day to drive in central London from 2019. All but the ...

Vitamins Could Protect You From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Vitamin B may offer protection against the negative impacts of air pollution on the human body, according to a new study from the USA. A team from the...

Air Pollution Is Ravaging Plant Life

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the problems of the city can feel a long way away. The negative impact of poor air quality on human health is, thankfully, increasingly well-documented. Not only does air pollution contribute to thousands of early deaths, it also compromises the health of people suffering from ailments like asthma.