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Excellent news about a ban on petrol and diesel cars, but it needs to be expedited Commenting on the government plan to tackle air pollution published today, Professor Jonathan Grigg said: “Although we support the government’s direction of travel to move away from petrol and diesel cars, this proposal is not ambitious enough since the most toxic vehicles currently on our roads must...

There is overwhelming evidence that exposure to small particles and gases from fossil-fuel derived air pollution has major adverse consequences on health. Published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, the world’s largest study of air pollution shows there is no safe lower limit for air pollution exposure to particulates.  In this study of over 60 million people in the USA,...

Air pollution is now a leading cause of death worldwide and London is now the most polluted city in the UK.  Air pollution has been shown to have harmful effects on the lungs, heart and brain, particularly in children whose organs are still under development.  In addition to children, the elderly the and infirm are also particularly affected....