The effects of Canterbury’s “toxic air” are laid bare to see in blackened filters removed from a cyclist’s face mask. Martin Baker wore the protective gear for two weeks on his daily commute to challenge statistics, with alarming results.
An influx of pollution from Asia in the western United States and more frequent heat waves in the eastern U.S. are responsible for the persistence of smog in these regions over the past quarter century.
In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Travelling on the Underground exposes commuters to more than eight times as much air pollution as those who drive to work, a university study has found.
The Global Fire Emissions Database reports that in 2015, fires in Indonesia generated about 600m tonnes of greenhouse gases, which is roughly equivalent to Germany’s entire annual output.
Air quality alerts have been issued by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan; describing London’s dirty air as a “public health emergency”. London breached its legal limits for toxic air for the entire year in the first five days of 2017.
In 1952 a killer fog that contained pollutants covered London for five days, causing breathing problems and killing thousands of residents. The exact cause and nature of the fog has remained mostly unknown for decades, but an international team of scientists believes that the mystery has been solved.
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