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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...

Wood Burning flames Cosy and comforting they may be, but even EU approved wood burning stoves are a major contributor to air pollution, particularly as a source of invisible PM 2.5 particles that can penetrate into any part of our bodies. You can read more about this problem here and here

clean air hub If you are concerned about air pollution, its effects on health and what you can do to reduce it, you probably already check out the Clean Air Bishopston (CAB) content on the TBS website. (Just click on the CAB tab, top right in this window). An additional excellent source of information on many aspects of air pollution can now be found at cleanairhub

banner If you are a parent that sees your child regularly run (and breathe) the gauntlet of those thoughtless engine idlers outside your local school, you might want to consider with other concerned parents, jointly getting one of these banners

 

air pollution 2 Just published (Nov 18th 2019), this study looks closely at the effects of small particulates and NO2 emissions on the health of Bristolians and on the financial implications of these pollutants for the City. You can read more on this here  

 

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

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