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London’s Air Quality Fails Annual Pollution Limit Before January is Out

Posted by Paul Duncan on 19-Jan-2017 10:18:00
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Just half way through the first month of 2017, many will be unsurprised to read that London has already surpassed the annual limit for air pollution according to data from the city’s air quality testing and monitoring system. We were interested in reading the news and views on this and as we thought you might be too, we have compiled the top air quality stories pertaining to the capital from this month:

 

London exceeds annual air pollution target in just five days

The Independent

London broke the annual limit for air pollution just five days into 2017, according to data from the capital’s main monitoring system.

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London breaches annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days

The Guardian

London has breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, a “shameful reminder of the severity of London’s air pollution”, according to campaigners.

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Brixton Road in London has already breached its yearly air pollution limit

Wired

Brixton Road, South London, has breached its annual air pollution limit only five days into the New Year. Levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on Brixton Road repeatedly breached the EU limit, according to research by King’s College London.

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Campaigners demand action over Brixton Road pollution breach

Air Quality News

Air pollution limits on Brixton Road in the south of London were breached for the whole of 2017 just five days into the New Year, according to monitoring data. Data from the London Air Quality Monitoring Network which is run by King’s College London, Brixton Road as the first place in London to breach objectives for nitrogen dioxide for 2017.

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Sadiq Khan’s £10 pollution charge 'will cost Londoners £23 million a year but hardly improve air quality at all'

Evening Standard

Sadiq Khan’s “toxicity charge” will cost Londoners £23 million a year despite having only a “negligible” impact on air pollution, it was claimed today. Transport for London’s own consultation document into the proposed £10 levy found that the impact of the scheme on air quality would be low.

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Are you confident that you are within your air pollution limits this year? Will you be testing and monitoring your air quality regularly to stay on track?

 

 

Topics: Air Quality, Air Testing, Air Pollution, Air Monitoring