Postcode pollution check

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BBC

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Although dirty air doesn't kill people directly, it's estimated to contribute to shortening the lives of 40,000 people a year in the UK. Pollution is thought to undermine the health of people with heart or lung problems.

A new analysis by the company EarthSense shows NO2 concentrations in 100x100m squares across the UK. The company's technical director, Prof Roland Leigh, says it is the most detailed model yet for assessing air quality in Britain.

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WHO global air pollution

Publisher / Research Body
World Health Organisation

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A vast source of global air pollution information, metrics, down-loadable data and maps

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Evaluating the long-term consequences of air pollution in early life

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University of Southampton, Professor Holgate et al

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Research led by the University of Southampton has shown increasing evidence that exposure to air pollution in early life has detrimental long-term health consequences.

The study, published in BMJ Open, found direct geographical correlations between coal consumption in the 1950s and deaths caused by respiratory and cardiovascular disease, as well as certain cancers, in England and Wales over the subsequent six decades.

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