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expert reaction to air pollution and risk of death

Researchers, publishing in JAMA, estimate the association between short-term exposures to air pollution and ozone, and at levels below the current daily National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and mortality in the continental US.  read more

Pollution and birth weight

A new study, in The BMJ, examines the association between exposure to air pollution from road traffic in London during pregnancy and an increased risk of low birth weight babies born at full term. read more

Air pollution nanoparticles

There is mounting evidence that air pollution is bad for our health – but what actually happens inside our bodies when we breathe in particulate matter? read more

nice draft guideline on outdoor air pollution and health

Air pollution has been in and out of the headlines recently due to the diesel emissions scandal and proposed Heathrow airport expansion. We’ve heard that the UK has been exceeding EU limits for nitrogen oxide emissions, and we’ve heard estimates of the numbers of people in the UK whose deaths are partly attributable to particulate air pollution.

NICE are publishing a draft guideline on road-traffic-related air pollution. The guideline aims to improve air quality and therefore prevent illnesses and deaths related to air pollution. The draft guideline will outline recommendations to government and local authorities.

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