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Cracking down on plastic pollution

Samantha Harding, Litter Programme Director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England reveals her views on moving towards a deposit return system in the UK for bottles and cans, to crack down on plastic pollution.
air pollution on the brain

An emerging environmental health concern: Impacts of air pollution on the brain

Anthony S. Wexler and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California share their expert views on the impacts of air pollution on the brain Air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human...
Air Quality

Breathing space – EU efforts to clean up Europe’s air quality

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries lifts the lid on EU efforts to clean up Europe’s air quality
allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is scary, but health is around the corner

Roberta Savli from EFA provides insight into allergic rhinitis Rhinitis is a very common disorder, far more than just sneezing a couple of days in the year. Allergic rhinitis is a serious chronic respiratory disease that reduces patients’ quality of life and their productivity at work and at school. Despite...
marine biodiversity

Towards healthy and productive seas with strong marine biodiversity

Hans Bruyninckx of the European Environment Agency (EEA) explores climate change and marine biodiversity in this insightful article Marine biodiversity, the global climate and our economy and social wellbeing all depend on healthy seas. Despite some improvements, our assessments show that the way we currently use Europe’s seas remains unsustainable....
conservation of wild crops

IUCN pushes for the conservation of wild crops to boost food security

The IUCN has warned that the world needs to turn its effort to the conservation of wild crops, which are essential for food security
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Clean air targets could be met sooner than expected

A new study indicates that clean air targets for reducing NO2 emissions from vehicles could be achieved sooner than expected Government clean air targets underestimate how long it will take to reduce NO2 emissions, according to new data. The research, published in Nature Geoscience, says the initial figures from the University...
environmental toxicology

Environmental toxicology in the regulation of chemicals

A group of experts at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-Europe shed light on the environmental risk assessment of chemicals
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WWF warns 40% of UK rivers are polluted with sewage

The WWF has warned that UK rivers being polluted with sewage from water treatment sites presents a health risk for both humans and wildlife
Pollution

Air Pollution in Europe – An Overview

Gautham Gnanajothi, Senior Industry Analyst & Team Leader – Energy & Environment at Frost & Sullivan highlights the impact of air pollution throughout Europe Looking at air pollution in Europe from a surface level, it gives us an impression that air quality standards have been significantly improving over the past decades...
Exposure to air pollution linked to autism

Exposure to air pollution linked to autism

Scientists have suggested exposure to air pollution during pregnancy could be linked to children developing autism. A study of 1,767 children has revealed that high levels of pollution may cause autism. A team from the Harvard School of Public Health found that tiny particulate matter, which can pass from the...

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