Use Buggy Covers to Combat Air Pollution Danger, Parents Warned

Parents should use covers on their prams during the school run to protect their infants from air pollution, experts have warned. Scientists tested the pollution levels inside prams to assess the exposure of infants taken on the school run with older siblings. The researchers found that the fine particle pollution …

Barcelona to Ban Old Cars from Roads to Tackle Air Pollution

Barcelona will ban cars that are older than 20 years from the roads during the week to cut traffic emissions by 30% over 15 years. The measure – a joint initiative between the city council, the Catalan government and other metropolitan bodies – will come into force on 1 January …

European Smog Could Be 27 Times More Toxic than Air Pollution in China

Much of the air pollution in China comes from natural sources, rather than the burning of fossil fuels that makes up most of the problem in the West. Smog in Europe and North America could be more than 25 times more lethal than the average air pollution found in Chinese …

China Tops WHO List for Deadly Outdoor Air Pollution

China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has previously warned that tiny particulates from cars, power plants and other sources are killing 3 million people worldwide each year. For the first time the WHO has …