Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New publication asks: Is the UK government’s clean air approach good enough?

Academics and experts at The University of Manchester are calling for large-scale behavioural change in a bid to improve the UK's air quality ("the...

Indoor air quality worsened in the UK, Europe and US over a year of...

Air quality technology firm Airthings says indoor air quality has become worse during the lockdowns COVID-19 lockdowns have led to reduced travel and emissions, and...

Low-cost air quality monitors included in education packs for schoolchildren

Clean Air Day (17th June) was marked by hundreds of events across the UK. Fife Council and sustainability consultancy Ricardo have provided three Scottish...

Birmingham Clean Air Zone enters operation

Twenty-four hour zone will drive improvements in air quality and improve the health and well-being of city residents and visitors Proven ANPR camera...

Taking control of the harmful effects of air pollution to improve health outcomes

Dr Noel O’Kelly of monitoring technology firm Spirit Digital argues for greater access to air quality data and education, and he explains that the...

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Panasonic nanoe™ X ionisation system in supermarket

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AS Modelling & Data odour model

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Thanks to a patented photoionisation detection (PID) system for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), UK based gas detection manufacturing expert ION Science is helping employers significantly reduce the daily exposure risks faced by occupational hygienists and technicians operating in the chemical or petrochemical industries.
Air Spectrum ecotech mist equipment

Sponsored content: A greener supply chain for dust suppression

Air Quality expert Air Spectrum Environmental has launched the dust suppression industry’s first eco-friendly battery-operated range of misting equipment in a bid to improve the sustainability of the supply chain of many industries.

Non-profit moves on address checking

The Central Office of Public Interest (COPI) says it is attempting to drive legal action to force the disclosure of air pollution ratings by estate agents, property websites, surveyors and conveyancers, similar to the obligations to disclose substances such as asbestos

Messaging cuts PM2.5 levels

Research by the University of Kent seems to show that using low-cost psychological interventions can reduce engine idling and in turn improve air quality, especially when there is increased traffic at level crossings

Pollution linked to high blood pressure in children, says study

A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world seems to find that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults

Air pollution may affect elderly male cognition

Led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the study is among the first to explore short-term air pollution exposures and the use of NSAIDs to mitigate their effects

Lockdown impacts: New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere

One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, is believed to have had an effect on pollution...

AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images

Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots...

Protecting sensitive buildings from the effects of climate change

Instrumentation firm Vaisala writes The Sigrid Jusélius mausoleum was built in 1901-03 and is a significant cultural site in Finland. With sandstone walls and interiors...

Roads and digital innovation: White paper presents highlights from local authority project leads

A seemingly ground-breaking government-funded initiative to accelerate innovation in the roads sector has published its latest white paper, looking at the role of digital...

Changes to last-mile delivery in London could reduce traffic volume by 13% and reduce...

· Study analyses potential impact of micro-fulfilment centres in London and other major cities · Centres can play significant role in lowering traffic congestion and...

Air pollution risks health of all, especially drivers, says TfL report

The Mayor of London has today published a report on the impact of coronavirus on London bus drivers. Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell...