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Air pollution in the UK: a 'public health crisis'

An article in the Guardian exploring the public health crisis linked to air pollution cites research by the Environmental Research Group at King’s College London.  Dr Ian Mudway, Lecturer in Respiratory Toxicology, has for several years been studying air pollution levels in London and their damaging effects on the respiratory health of children.  He believes that air pollution, particularly from diesel engines is a ‘neglected, hidden killer’ which is associated with significant life-shortening and poor respiratory health. 

The news article, written by John Vidal, goes on to examine the European environmental laws that have failed to address the growing problem of this ‘public health crisis’. 

Read the full article on the UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

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