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Health effects of air pollution

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
13 May 2021

Modelling the health impact of air pollution in Lambeth and Southwark

Quantifying the health and economic impacts of NO2 and PM2.5

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Health effects of air pollution Research and development

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
19 Feb 2021

A breath of clean air

A report from our community research into people's experiences of air pollution in Lambeth and Southwark

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Health effects of air pollution

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Reports
23 Jun 2020

Early-stage investment for tackling air pollution

Learnings report and digital event highlights

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports

Tackling air pollution in inner cities – what the evidence says and what people think

Our insights into clean air solutions include an evidence review of interventions in inner cities as well as public perception research.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports
20 Mar 2020

Breathing space

Insights into air pollution in inner cities and its impact on people’s health

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports

What are the causes of air pollution in inner cities – and how bad is it?

The more we know about air pollution in urban areas, the more we will be able to design effective solutions.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Rachel Pidgeon
Rachel Pidgeon
Portfolio Manager
Reports

Our approach to tackling air pollution in inner cities

We are running a ten-year programme to tackle the health effects of air pollution and poor air quality in cities and other urban areas.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Olivia Smith
Olivia Smith
Digital Communications Manager
Reports

Air pollution and people with heart and lung conditions

People with lung or heart conditions experience worsened symptoms from spikes in air pollution, with high levels of NO2 associated with increases in hospital admissions for asthma. In our inner-city area, those with health conditions are more likely to say that air quality has got worse.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Olivia Smith
Olivia Smith
Digital Communications Manager
Reports

Air pollution and children

Air pollution can affect children’s organ development from pregnancy through to early adolescence, with children living near busy roads four times more likely than adults to have reduced lung function. Yet, our local parents are more likely than other groups to think the dangers of air pollution have been exaggerated.

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