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inflammatory lung diseases

Fine dust air pollution (PM2.5) as a cause of chronic inflammatory lung diseases?

Michael Roth, Research Group Leader at University Hospital Basel asks if fine dust air pollution (PM2.5) is a cause of chronic inflammatory lung diseases and provides a most engaging response.
air pollution in the UK

How has air pollution in the UK improved over recent years?

Daikin reviews whether air pollution in the UK has improved over the years and details how chemical compounds and matter existing in our air pose a threat to our planet.
improve global health

What are five climate ideas that improve global health?

Whilst the 25th UN Climate Conference (COP25) creates solutions to the climate crisis, let's discuss how climate policy can protect and improve global health.
europe's silent killer, waste seperation

Europe’s silent killer: The air we breathe

Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Governance for Health Division at the World Health Organization explains why the air we breathe is Europe’s silent killer.
urban connected spaces, smart cities

Smart cities, smarter approaches: How to build trust into connected urban spaces?

Here, Ashley Stevenson explains to us how smart cities need to build trust into connected urban spaces.
efficient transport systems

Call for government to take control of efficient transport systems

As everyone clammers for cleaner, better, more efficient transport systems, Steve Nash, IMI Chief Executive calls for central government to take stock, take control and learn from best practice.
social value, public services

Social value goes mainstream

Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
employee commutes

Turning employee commutes green

Joanna Flint, from Green Commute Initiative, illustrates how introducing a cycle to work scheme will help your organisation’s efforts to improve its employee commutes sustainability.
healthier cities, emissions based parking

Emissions-based parking: Delivering cleaner, healthier cities

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director of RingGo, argues that emissions-based parking is delivering cleaner, healthier cities.
air pollution on human health

The complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health

Dr. Francisco Inesta-Vaquera, Dr. Colin Henderson, Professor Jonathan Grigg and Professor C. Roland Wolf from the Universities of Dundee and London discuss the complexities of understanding the consequences of air pollution on human health.
cardiovascular disease

The cardiovascular disease burden from ambient air pollution in Europe

Thomas Münzel MD, Andreas Daiber PhD, Ulrich Pöschl PhD and Jos Lelieveld PhD discuss the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease in Europe.
priorities for environment, maritime affairs and fisheries

The European Commission’s priorities for the environment

Here, we focus on the priorities for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, in the work of Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment.
climate champions, eurocities

Cities proving to be the real climate champions

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES provides an absorbing insight into how cities in Europe are proving to be the real climate champions.
rubbish endangering health, waste management

Open burning of rubbish endangers health in Lebanon

Lebanon’s ministerial committee tasked with solving Lebanon’s waste management emergency has yet to act despite a four-month period of rubbish endangering health.
benefits of cycling, MHR

What are the health benefits of cycling to work?

Lee Hammond describes the health benefits of cycling as an opportunity to work better, feel better and clear the air on National Cycle to Work Day.
outdoor employees

Outdoor employees are most affected by air pollution in hot weather

British Safety Council welcomes HSE guidance on working in hot weather and looks forward to the regulator’s advice for outdoor employees working in polluted urban air.
air quality and innovation

Highways England unveils air quality and innovation competition entries

Technology which could help the way drivers leave motorways was named today as one of the successful entries in the air quality and innovation competition run by Highways England and Innovate UK.
microplastic pollution from cars

Government to tackle particulate matter and microplastic pollution from cars

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Transport Minister Michael Ellis are leading a push to tackle the impact of particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear.
roadworks vehicles

Highways England announces electric roadworks vehicles trial

Highways England has announced that they will trial two fully electric powered roadworks vehicles for the first time.
zero emissions by 2050, major economy

Theresa May announces legislation for zero emissions by 2050

Legislation laid today puts the UK on the path to become a major economy to set net zero emissions target in law.

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