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Licensed Taxi Drivers Association supports our air pollution campaign

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Licenced Taxi Drivers Association supports Clean Air in London’s campaign to build public understanding of air pollution The Licenced Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has agreed to support Clean Air in London’s (CAL’s) campaign to build public understanding of air pollution. … Continue reading

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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 lobbying for changes that would weaken emissions systems tests

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Government is lobbying, with others in the Council of Ministers, for changes that would weaken new roadworthiness tests for emissions systems across Europe  This is a Red Line issue.  European Commission and European Parliament must withdraw from negotiations with the … Continue reading

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Government ‘cover-ups’ or legal breaches during consultation to scrap monitoring

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Government’s four proposals to scrap or reduce Local Air Quality Management are unacceptable  Government ‘covered-up’ and/or breached its legal duty to issue two separate ‘Information alerts’ to warn the public of smog just days after proposing to scrap local air … Continue reading

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Carcinogenic diesel exhaust disclosed for every significant road in London

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Clean Air in London used powerful European access to environmental information laws to obtain 1.5 million pieces of data from the Mayor of London.  Thousands of pages published Top three worst roads in 2012 were A406 (North Circular), A282 (Dartford … Continue reading

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Investigation into Government’s failure to control carcinogenic diesel exhaust

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Government has sought to blame European engine emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) for its failure to comply with nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limit values as part of its lobbying, with the Mayor of London, to weaken NO2 laws Investigation … Continue reading

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Clean Air in London Awards 2013

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Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, receives award and special mention Inaugural Clean Air in London Awards recognise 24 contributions to improving air quality Keith Taylor MEP (Green) joins four MEPs and others as … 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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Mayor must stop financially incentivising carcinogenic diesel exhaust

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Consultation on proposed changes to the Congestion Charging Scheme (Greener Vehicle Discount) Dear Sir or Madam I am writing on behalf of Clean Air in London (CAL) with comments on this consultation, which closes on the 8 February. CAL is … Continue reading

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Boroughs should consider urgently declaring new Air Quality Management Areas

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Clean Air in London considers Brent, Bromley, Hillingdon, Lewisham, Newham and Sutton should consider urgently declaring Air Quality Management Areas or extending existing ones The Greater London Authority (GLA) has released details of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in London … Continue reading

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Building public understanding of air pollution

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Presentations at Masterclass at Public Service Events conference titled ‘Public health: an update and way forward’ on 24 October 2012.  See: http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/masterclass-client/224/public-health/4279 Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, on ‘Building public understanding of air pollution’ CAL … Continue reading

Few local authorities know if their schools use air filters that protect children

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Updated 24 November 2012 Air filtration in public buildings in London Few local authorities know if their buildings use regularly maintained air filters that comply with indoor air quality standard EN 13779, particularly schools Summary and recommendations Indoor air quality … Continue reading

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Directors of Public Health and Health and Wellbeing Boards urged to act on air pollution

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OPEN LETTER Dear Directors of Public Health and members of Health and Wellbeing Boards ‘Invisible’ air pollution is the biggest public health risk after smoking ‘Clean Air in London’ urges you to: ensure your Joint Strategic Needs Assessment considers air … Continue reading

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New runways (or airports) would breach legal limits for air pollution

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Draft Aviation Policy Framework – Response from Clean Air in London Government and Mayor of London are lobbying to weaken air pollution laws Dear Sir or Madam I am writing on behalf of Clean Air in London (CAL) to respond … 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