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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...

gassed baby  Mothers exposed to 'high levels' of air pollution in the week before delivery have much higher chance of being admitted to intensive care. See more on this here 

 

Clean air bristol 1  No CAZ scheme can be expected to work immediately. But a plan that it is estimated would take at least 10 years in some areas of the city to produce air quality that complies with legal standards....... For more details on this depressing and unacceptable possibility, see here  

 

ClairCity Logo AW 08  The latest newsletter from the UWE based, but European wide, air pollution study group. It includes an interview with Andrew Edwards, Air Quality Project Manager at BCC. The newsletter can be read here

 

nanoparticlesThis latest research finds billions of nanoparticles from exhausts and industrial processes are in our hearts, brains and probably every organ of our bodies. Further details on this can be seen in the Guardian article here

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Defending the Council's long delay in deciding how best to tackle the city's air pollution, Mayor Martin Rees argues that it is essential to ensure social justice is not sidelined while taking action to achieve environmental justice. The interview with Air Quality News can be seen here

 

hedgeScientists at Lancaster University are about to test a scheme using different species of evergreen hedges planted along school fences designed to mitigate air pollution levels in schools adjacent to busy roads. Read more on this project here

childrenand air pollThis worrying video demonstrates how we are exposing children to dangerous levels of air pollution on a daily basis, both on the way to school and sometimes in school itself.

nano sensorsThis recently developed Swedish method for accurate measurement of air pollutants like NO2 -  and already operational, has the potential to cover wider areas than existing monitors and is probably also a cheaper technology. Let's hope Bristol will be lining up to be among the first UK cities to adopt these optical nano-sensors

Bristol trafficNearly 6 months after BCC was required by government to come up with full details of its policy on clean air plans, the decision (though still after being taken to be available for public consultation) will now finally be made on June 18th. For more details see here and here

wood burning pollThe air pollution that we breathe every day is largely invisible but it is killing us. How did it get this bad, and how can we stop it? Far from a modern day problem, scientists were aware of the impact of air pollution as far back as the seventeenth century.

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