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Cutting Air Pollution Can Prevent Future Deaths Like Death Of Schoolgirl Ella

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Sam Hargreaves Future deaths like that of schoolgirl Ella Adoo Kissi Debrah are preventable, says the coroner’s report following her death. It recommends that legally binding targets match World Health Organization guidelines for air pollution, which, Transport & Environment (T&E) says, the government has … [continued]

Air Pollution A Major Driver of Ill Health Worldwide — New Report

Air pollution is now the world’s fourth-leading risk factor for early death according to the new State of Global Air Report released this week. The report, published annually by experts at the Health Effects Institute and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, summarizes our most current scientific understanding of the heavy burden that air pollution places on countries around the world.

Air Pollution: Here For All Seasons?

An email in my inbox today proclaimed, “it’s September and we’re heading into pollution season in many regions.” I was taken aback. Does pollution have a season? Of course, there is seasonal variability to certain pollutants but, unfortunately, pollution lives with us in and outside our homes in every season.