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Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European...

Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

A team led by environmental physicist Stefan Schreier at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna is attempting to build up a better picture of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the city. The work includes the first attempts to describe how this pollution is distributed in the vertical axis, from street-level upwards, as well as the use of data from satellite measurements.

Climate change aggravates PM2.5

The changing state of particulate pollution (PM2.5) around the world is revealed by IQ Air's latest World Air Quality Report, and its most polluted cities ranking
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Getting off-track with PM

When it comes to minimising road transport’s impact on the environment, an enduring theme seems to be: Fix one thing and another problem pops up elsewhere (maybe even because of one of these so-called solutions).
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Combo extends coverage at lower cost

Air quality measurement firms Aeroqual and Met One Instruments have expanded an existing partnership to offer a combination of reference and near reference particle monitors in a single integrated air monitoring package.

Delivering cleaner vehicles and better air quality: Educational roadshow returns to Scotland

An initiative with a brief to help drive up safety and compliance standards in the transport sector (including in relation to air quality and...

Air pollution holding back next generation of GB sports stars: Link to long term...

More than a quarter (28%) of children’s sports grounds analysed in five UK cities have dangerous air pollution 92% of sports grounds analysed...

“Pollution Pavilion” revealing invisible air pollution arrives in Covent Garden

• Four out of five Britons are worried that UK air pollution limits don't match WHO guidelines. • Nearly every area of...

New initiative aims to advance the removal of dirty vehicles from London’s streets

As part of a drive to tackle dirty air across London, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a series of measures intended to accelerate the...

Sponsored content: Air sampler flow calibration

Regulatory compliance, customer confidence, due diligence, quality or measurement uncertainty are just a few of the factors
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Group demonstrates concept for cheap, sensitive NO2 sensors based on graphene

Putative "wonder material" graphene is starting to show up in novel approaches to the design of air quality sensors, the latest being a demonstration concept announced by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in December.
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Air pollution on track to exceed limits at 4 out of 5 Breathe London...

Advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDFE) together with Mayor Sadiq Khan have released the second wave of data from Breathe London, an ambitious collaborative project to measure and map air pollution across the capital.

Air pollution and premature death: Life expectancy impacts described in Bristol study

Research considers health impact in England’s eighth biggest city, Bristol Five people dying prematurely every week - 260 for the year as a...

House developers could be the secret weapon to improving air quality, say experts

House developers and urban planners could become the unlikely heroes in the battle against the “new tobacco” – air pollution – say researchers...

Pakistan: Hazardous air puts lives at risk, says Amnesty

Smog near the India-Pakistan border. The government’s failure to protect people from exposure to hazardous air in Punjab risks violating their human rights to life...

Political and business leaders meet to agree new action for tackling air pollution

An international clean air summit, hosted on 23 October by the Mayor of London, attended by government ministers and the head of the World...

Grant award for project to tackle air pollution in West African cities

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the University of York have been awarded a grant for a project that aims to give West African cities access to low-cost air pollution monitoring technologies

Higher air pollution days trigger hundreds of cardiac arrests and hospitalisations for strokes and...

New data shows that hundreds of children and adults are suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrests or being sent to hospital for strokes or severe asthma attacks on days when air pollution levels are higher in nine major cities across England

“Smart cube” model for wind tunnels could help improve accuracy of air pollution data

A project led by the University of Surrey will manufacture a miniature building model with the aim being to help develop a better understanding of how to tackle air pollution in cities across the world

Sorex Sensors launch first dust sensor based on film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) technology

The University of Cambridge spin-out has launched its first product based on its seemingly breakthrough sensor technology