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Stop hiding air pollution and ban diesel exhaust in two stages to 2020 as coal was banned 60 years ago

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Ultra low emission zone: Diesel exhaust is the problem; and banning it is the solution Transport for London is expected to propose the Euro 6 standard for diesel and the Euro 4 standard for petrol for the Central Congestion Charging … Continue reading

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Government admits widespread breaches of air pollution laws

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34 of 43 UK zones breached the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) annual limit value in 2012 Cardiff has joined Leicester, North Wales, Nottingham and Portsmouth in breaching the terms of their time extensions.  Bournemouth and Coventry failed to meet the pre-condition for … Continue reading

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Thousands may be driving diesel vehicles illegally after Government failures

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Tens of thousands of motorists may be driving diesel vehicles illegally and risk losing their insurance or resale value – many without realising it – after Government fails to protect them  Government has confirmed it is illegal to use a … Continue reading

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Highest NO2 of any capital city in Europe again

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Boris Johnson must act in ‘Green Week’ in  the ‘Year of Air’ after failing miserably to reduce air pollution London again has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gas, of any capital city in Europe according to … Continue reading

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Tube dust is not ‘safe’

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Health and Environment Committee air quality work programme  Clean Air in London (CAL) congratulates the Health and Environment Committee (Committee) on the publication of ‘Air pollution in London – Issues paper’.  The paper provides a clear, concise summary of current … Continue reading

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Guide: Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor

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Indoor air quality (IAQ) can be worse than outdoor (or ambient) air quality (AAQ) due to the many sources of pollution within buildings and homes.  Clean Air in London (CAL) is therefore campaigning to build public understanding of indoor air … Continue reading

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London faces infringement

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Commission rejects UK application to delay compliance with nitrogen dioxide laws in 12 zones 16 of the UK’s 31 other zones, including London which does not expect compliance until 2025, also face infringement action.  Commission is seeking separate clarification on … Continue reading

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Public health fraud

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Using pollution suppressants in front of the official air quality monitors most-used to warn the public of smog episodes and report legal breaches is public health fraud on an industrial scale Clean Air in London (CAL) estimates, for example, that … Continue reading

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Introduction to smog

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This webpage provides links to posts and pages about smog in London.  See also Clean Air in London posts tagged ‘smog’. 1.  Articles in the media http://delicious.com/CleanAirLondon 2.  Air quality forecasting airTEXT http://www.airtext.info/ Defra: UK-AIR homepage http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/ Defra: Last 24 hours … Continue reading