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Mayor of London expanding Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide; new £110M scrappage scheme

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) ( earlier post ) London-wide. The expansion will come into effect on 29 August 2023 and will operate across all London boroughs up to the existing Low Emission Zone boundary for large and heavy vehicles. Source: Transport for London.

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Study suggests particulates from brake dust may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

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Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads (brake abrasion dust, BAD) may cause inflammation and reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria, similarly to particles derived from diesel exhaust particles (DEP), according to a new study led by researchers at King’s College London. traffic pollution.

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Study links exposure to diesel exhaust particles to pneumococcal disease susceptibility

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Researchers from the University of Liverpool, Queen Mary University, London and Trinity College Dublin have linked exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) to susceptibility to pneumococcal disease. Many of these fatalities have been linked to exposure to high levels of airborne particulates, such as diesel exhaust particles (DEPs).

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ICL briefing paper estimates that 52% of all small particle pollution from road transport comes from tires and brakes

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A new briefing paper from Imperial College London estimates that in 2021, 52% of all small particle pollution from road transport came from tires and brakes. Six million tonnes of tire wear particles (TWP) are released globally each year, and in London alone, 2.6

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Surrey study investigates effect of group cycling on exposure to pollutants

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In an open access paper in the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics , researchers at the University of Surrey (UK) have investigated the effect of group riding on cyclists’ exposure to vehicle pollutants. —Schmeer et al. With more wind, riding towards the back of the group can be a good strategy to minimize exposure.

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Mayor of London floats action plan to reduce city’s air pollution

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has outlined plans to crackdown on the most polluting vehicles, including an additional £10 (US$13) per day charge for the most polluting vehicles and an extended Ultra-Low Emission Zone. Introducing the central London Ultra-Low Emission Zone one year earlier in 2019.

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Two new studies of road air pollution in London find detrimental effects on over-60s and unborn babies

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Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in adults over 60, according to new research led by Imperial College London and Duke University. Our research suggests that we might advise older adults to walk in green spaces, away from built-up areas and pollution from traffic.

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