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National Statistics – Emissions of air pollutants

Annual publications covering the emissions of some important air pollutants. (Updated 26 February 2021) Emissions of air pollutants in the UK – Summary Emissions of air pollutants in the UK – Background Emissions of air pollutants in the UK – Particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) Emissions of air pollutants in the UK – Nitrogen oxidesContinue reading “National Statistics – Emissions of air pollutants”

Experts identify ‘super-plant’ that absorbs roadside air pollution

The Guardian – Thu 18 Feb 2021 06.01 GMT Bushy variety of cotoneaster works best in areas of heavy traffic, say researchers, while other plants can cool buildings or reduce flooding Bushy, hairy-leafed cotoneaster is a “super plant” that can help soak up pollution on busy roads, horticultural experts have said. Scientists at the RoyalContinue reading “Experts identify ‘super-plant’ that absorbs roadside air pollution”

Children exposed to air pollution suffer reduced thinking skills

E&T – Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Exposure to air pollution in childhood is linked to a decline in thinking skills in later life, Edinburgh University researchers have said. A greater exposure to air pollution at the very start of life was associated with a detrimental effect on people’s cognitive skills up to 60 years later,Continue reading “Children exposed to air pollution suffer reduced thinking skills”

UK mayors urge Boris Johnson to commit to tougher air pollution targets

The Guardian – Wed 27 Jan 2021 06.21 Cross-party group sign joint letter after inquest into death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah City mayors representing more than 17 million people across the UK are urging Boris Johnson to commit to tougher air pollution targets after the inquest into the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah. The cross-party group,Continue reading “UK mayors urge Boris Johnson to commit to tougher air pollution targets”

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