MORE than 40 British towns and cities are at or exceed the air pollution limits set by the World Health Organisation. The report by the environmental watchdog worked out the worst offending places using the latest data from 2015 . We've got the lowdown on who the worst offenders are. Which UK cities are above the air pollution limit? According to a report by the World Health Organisation the UK's most polluted cities in order from the worst offenders are: Port Talbot Scunthorpe Salford Gibraltar Manchester Swansea Gillingham Carlisle Chepstow Leeds Leicester Liverpool Grays Eccles Nottingham Plymouth York Prestonpans Royal Lemington Spa Sandy Sheffield Stoke-on-Trent London Hull Coventary Londonderry Middlesbrough Norwich Southend-On-Sea Stockton-On-Tees Storrington Wigan Which UK cities are on the air pollution limit? Armagh Birmingham Brighton Bristol Cardiff Eastbourne Harlington Newcastle Newport Oxford Portsmouth Preston Saltash Southampton Stanford-Le-Hope How bad is air … [Read more...] about What are the UK’s most polluted cities, how bad is air pollution in Port Talbot and London and what are the worst in the world?
UNITED NATIONS -- You may want to put on a gas mask after you read the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) on urban air pollution. The WHO says nine out of ten people are subjected to high levels of pollutants from the air they breathe. Outdoor and household air pollution, the report says, kill seven million people every year from "exposure to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections, including pneumonia." The data show a staggering proportion of deaths from seemingly unrelated diseases actually have air pollution to blame; 24 percent of all adult deaths from heart disease, 25 percent from stroke, 43 percent from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and 29 percent of lung cancer deaths. The surprising source of much U.S. air pollution Much of the deadly pollution is … [Read more...] about WHO reveals shocking figures on air pollution deaths
Norwich is one of 32 UK cities exceeding air pollution levels set by the World Health Organisation, a new report says. Castle Meadow, left, has been partly blamed for the rate. Right, a morning of smong in Norwich. Picture: Simon Finlay/Archant Archant Norwich has been identified as one of 32 cities around the country exceeding air pollution levels. The World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows the areas have fine particle air pollution levels above its limit of 10 micograms per cubic metre. Norwich has a score of 11, the body says, and is joined on the list by cities including Thurrock, Leeds, Liverpool and London. Port Talbot, in Wales, has the highest figure at 18. Fine air particle pollution is linked to diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory infections, the WHO says. The report said that seven million people a year are dying due to poor air quality, and nine out of 10 people worldwide are exposed to levels of air pollution that are dangerous to … [Read more...] about Norwich has some of the worst air pollution levels in the country, report shows
0 Comments Government urged to take action amid ‘worrying’ air pollution levels across UK BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Government has been urged to take action after a new report suggested dozens of UK towns and cities suffer from unsafe levels of air pollution. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/government-urged-to-take-action-amid-worrying-air-pollution-levels-across-uk-36865220.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article36865217.ece/17bc4/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_dd5ad1af-5d40-4366-bf1a-9851cfeda64c_1 Email The Government has been urged to take action after a new report suggested dozens of UK towns and cities suffer from unsafe levels of air pollution. Port Talbot in south Wales is listed as the most polluted area in the country, one of 32 exceeding limits of PM2.5 deemed safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO). A further 15 match the limit. The tiny particles, which come from sources such as transport, industry, coal plants and … [Read more...] about Government urged to take action amid ‘worrying’ air pollution levels across UK
0 Have your say Millions of UK children worry over air pollution near their school, according to a survey. More than two fifths (43 per cent) of children polled – who live in towns and cities – are now concerned about the levels, new figures reveal.A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans – the walking and cycling charity, surveyed more than 1,000 children aged six to 15 years old about their attitudes towards air pollution and the actions they think should be taken to help clean up the air.More than one in three (38 per cent) of those surveyed think encouraging more people to cycle, scoot or walk to school is the best way to reduce levels of air pollution.The number of children who say they are concerned about air pollution rose to over half, or 53 per cent, in London.More than one in three (34 per cent) thinks that politicians are most responsible for bringing down levels of air pollution – and 29 per cent believed drivers should take responsibility … [Read more...] about Millions of UK children worry about air pollution near school