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Health effects of air pollution

Sarah
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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
09 Mar 2020

Sarah’s story

Sarah is an outdoor worker for an environmental education charity in Lambeth. She doesn’t own a car and tries to cycle most places, with public transport her back-up option.

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Health effects of air pollution

Ying
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Reports
09 Mar 2020

Ying’s story

Ying lives with her husband and child in Bermondsey. Being environmentally aware and a mother, she would like to know more about air pollution and how it affects our health.

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Health effects of air pollution

Alika and his son
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Reports
09 Mar 2020

Alika’s story

Alika and Alex, 3, live in Southwark. Alika, who moved to London from Nigeria in 2000, is doing an electrical apprenticeship by day and is a youth worker by night.

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Health effects of air pollution

John on a mobility scooter
Olivia Smith
Olivia Smith
Digital Communications Manager
Reports

Air pollution and older people

Air pollution is linked with heart failure, strokes, poor cognition and even lung cancer in older people over 65, with high levels of particulate matter increasing their risk of hospitalisation. Our research shows that older people are less likely to point to poor air quality as an important issue to address.

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Health effects of air pollution

City skyline with smog
Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
24 Sep 2019

Combating the health effects of poor air quality

Poor air quality is one the key environmental factors that drives poor health in cities. Here's how we're learning for our urban health programme.

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