The government has been pushing people to get back into the office, following the sharp rise in people working from home during the coronavirus lockdowns, with warnings of job losses if they fail to return. Ministers are motivated by concern over the loss of business to companies, from public transport providers to sandwich shops, that rely on people in offices. … [Read more...] about Air pollution causes 3m lost working days per year in UK, says CBI
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When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling "short of breath" and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an asthma attack. They were denied by his management, but it would have been understandable if he had. Most of last week, London's air was heavily polluted, with many of the capital's pollution monitors recording "high" nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels as an acute photochemical smog of fumes and microscopic particles (PM) of acids, chemicals, metals and dust drifted in from the continent, mixed with London diesel exhaust and then became trapped in the still, dry air. … [Read more...] about UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?
#SoICanBreathe is not a campaign. We wanted you to share your pictures and ideas to inspire others to post their ideas about ways they think air pollution can be reduced. … [Read more...] about What would you change to tackle air pollution where you live?
The report estimates this could also prevent 2.2million sick days a year, and 100,000 days taken off by staff to look after children with problems such as asthma attacks triggered by traffic fumes. Another 900,000 days could be lost each year because workers with pollution-related illnesses are about 20 per cent less productive. … [Read more...] about The cost of toxic air: Three MILLION working days are lost in the UK each year because of pollution, report reveals
Environmental health experts at King's College London told me the low readings of pollution in my car were probably due to it having good air filters and were at odds with their usual findings - that pollution inside vehicles was more often worse than that outside. … [Read more...] about Drivers ‘exposed to highest levels of pollution’