Air pollution

    Sarah Woolnough

    Outdoor workers count the all-too high cost of air pollution

    Nobody should be exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution. Everyone has the right to breathe clean air – whether it’s at home or at work.

    By Sarah Woolnough, Asthma + Lung UK on 02 August 2023

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    Air pollution – but what can you do?

    The dire warnings about air pollution’s impact can leave us feeling scared and stuck. As a systemic problem there are limits to what individuals can do in isolation to protect themselves. But is that the full picture? What is the potential for individuals and businesses to support change?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 August 2023

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    EU agrees on tougher limits to tackle air pollution

    The EU has agreed to impose tougher legal limits on health-harming dirty air which one of its key spokespeople has branded a “slow moving pandemic.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 July 2023

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    Construction machinery in London: cutting its contribution to air pollution

    A Low Emission Zone for non-road mobile construction machinery in London is helping to reduce the plant’s contribution to the city’s air pollution – and in May this year, the project was judged Innovator of the Year at the Fleet Vision International Awards.

    By Andrew Gordon, Cleaner Construction for London on 05 June 2023

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    The air we breathe is all our business

    Businesses have a vital role to play in improving air quality – and the UK’s Clean Air Day on 15 June is a great opportunity for companies to begin or renew their efforts in this area.

    By Nicky O’Malley, Global Action Plan on 05 June 2023

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    Too many broths spoil the cook: the hidden dangers of air pollution in commercial kitchens

    Kitchens can be highly polluted working environments but there are options for making them safer and more sustainable.

    By Tom Parkes, London Borough of Camden on 01 June 2023

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    Risks of air pollution raised in Parliament by Healthy Air Coalition

    British Safety Council’s Head of Policy and Communications, Stephen Cooke, represented the Time to Breathe campaign on the risks to outdoor workers at an event to launch the Health Air Coalition’s new strategy and brand in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 18 April.

    By British Safety Council on 19 April 2023


    Evidence grows for air pollution link to poor mental health

    The odds of being diagnosed with common mental health disorders are greater for people living in polluted areas, even when factors like socioeconomic deprivation have been accounted for, a new report has cited.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 April 2023

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    We are what we breathe

    Poor indoor air quality can have a negative impact on productivity and may even affect our future health, so it’s vital employers consider ways of reducing our exposure to airborne hazards like chemicals.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 06 April 2023

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    'Just one faulty diesel filter can spread deadly poison’, says MP

    Faulty filters on diesel vehicles can cause the same amount of air pollution as a three-lane, 360-mile traffic jam, an MP arguing for an overhaul of the MOT has stated.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 February 2023