Tag Archive for 'particulate pollution'

Dangerous air pollutants must be reduced to safeguard public health

March 21st, 2012 by European Lung Foundation

Urgent action is needed to reduce the high concentrations of dangerous air pollutants in Europe, according to experts writing in the European Respiratory Journal on 1 March 2012. The European Respiratory Society‘s Environment and Health Committee are urging policymakers in Europe to introduce changes that will ensure the air that we breathe is safe and […]

Trees clean polluted air

October 8th, 2011 by University of Southampton

Research by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown how London’s trees can improve air quality by filtering out pollution particulates, which are damaging to human health. A paper, “Estimating the removal of atmospheric particulate pollution by the urban tree canopy of London, under current