Jonathan Grigg

 

Zelfs in de baarmoeder zijn we niet veilig voor luchtvervuiling

Er is voor het eerst bewijs dat roetdeeltjes uit vervuilde lucht de placenta van zwangere vrouwen bereiken. Dat kan verklaren hoe ongeboren baby’s al schade ondervinden door luchtvervuiling. ‘Nog meer redenen om de normen in Europa te verscherpen.’

 

 

More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads

 

More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas with toxic levels of air pollution, the UN children’s organisation Unicef has warned.

Tests suggesting that children walking along busy roads are exposed to a third more air pollution than adults, as their shorter height places them close to passing car exhausts, were also released on Thursday.

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Tiny particles of pollution in the air we breathe are blamed for thousands of deaths a year. This test reveals who's most at risk

  • Air pollution is responsible for 29,000 premature deaths a year in Britain
  • London has by far the worst air pollution problem in the country
  • Good Health and King's College London gave 6 people air pollution monitors
  • They recorded levels of black carbon in subjects' surrounding environment