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Sadiq Khan triggers alert for high air pollution in London

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London’s pollution alert has been issued seven times in the last 13 months. Photograph: Harriet Tyce/GuardianWitness

Capital is given emergency warning as polluted air from the continent combines with toxic air at home

September 27, 2017 — The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has triggered the capital’s emergency air quality alert as polluted air from the continent combines with toxic air in London to create dangerous levels of pollution. Continue reading Sadiq Khan triggers alert for high air pollution in London

Poorest London children face health risks from toxic air, poverty and obesity

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The report found 85% of schools most affected by air pollution teach students from deprived neighbourhoods. Photograph: Elizabeth Dalziel/Greenpeace

Schools in capital worst affected by air pollution are in most socially deprived areas with high levels of obesity, finds study

September 19, 2017 — Tens of thousands of the poorest children in London are facing a cocktail of health risks including air pollution, obesity and poverty that will leave them with lifelong health problems, according to a new report. Continue reading Poorest London children face health risks from toxic air, poverty and obesity