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Get updates here on selected items of news and view relevant to clean air in Bishopson. This treatment complements what you'll find via our social media feeds. Disclaimer! we are not pretending to offer a comprehensive news service on clean air! but other sections of this site point you to further information and definitive sources...

walk to school 1024x571 If you have made the environmentally sound choice of giving up using the car for the school run, now choose the healthier option of getting your child to walk to school via the quieter, less polluted side roads. See here for more details

 

brain memory A recent piece of research indicates that particulates and NO2 from vehicle exhausts could well have a damaging effect on our memory function. More information on this here

 

car pollution xxWhile its citizens continue to be exposed to illegal levels of air pollution, Bristol's mayor fails to meet the CAZ deadline for a third time. More here and see also this open letter to the Mayor here

megacity The air of London, Paris, Mexico City, Los Angeles and other highly polluted global megacities is causing major damage to people's cognitive functioning. Bristol air is not yet that bad but heading in that direction..? Read more on this here

 

baby air pollution  Three air pollutants, particulate matter (PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) are all associated with a 20-50% increase risk of death for babies who are born in the most polluted areas of the UK when compared with those born in the least polluted areas.

diesel car emissions 786391Polluting emissions from diesel cars – even newer Euro 6 models – go way up on hot summer days, a new report has found. Not good news with rising global temperatures. See more on this here

traffic clean air zone 1080x630  Plans for local councils' CAZs would need to be Class D ones (which includes polluting private vehicles) if the best benefit to cost ratio is to be achieved. Bristol has so far refused this option because it is felt that this would discriminate against less well off car owners. You can read more on this and find a link to the summary of this report here

depression mind   Evidence is growing that exposure in childhood to high levels of air pollution can result in higher incidences of certain mental health conditions. See more details here

 

asthma  WHO guidelines on limits for air pollution will need to be revised if cases of childhood asthma are to be reduced by up to 33%, a new study finds

CAZ 1  Can we dare to hope Boris Johnson puts money where his mouth is? CAZs wont kick in effectively unless Central Government helps to cost their implementation. For more on this, see here

 

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