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School run revolution: David Smith, pictured with his son Eli in Brixton, is encouraging people to swap their car for a cargo bike
The Air We Breathe

Ulez extension 2021: What will it mean for London's air pollution?

The new extended ultra low emissions zone comes in next year. Nicola Slawson hears from people who will be affected

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What dangerous pollution do cars emit?

These are the deadly pollutants emitted from our vehicles

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The schools beating dirty air by making streets traffic-free

Schools are trying to reduce the impact of dirty air on children’s health by temporarily closing streets to cars

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How Low Emission Bus Zones and electric fleets are reducing pollution

An evaluation of the zones found emissions of NO2 and NO were down by an average of 90 per cent

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How to reduce the environmental impact of home deliveries

Home deliveries by van can mean increased emissions – might pedal power offer an answer?

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Why getting outside can boost your wellbeing

Don’t let air pollution stop you exercising outdoors in the city - choose parks or backstreets

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‘Bringing everyone together is the way to make real change’

Those most affected by the problem of air pollution are the least likely to be involved in the solution. How can we change that?

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Loved lockdown cycling? Here’s how we can stay on our bikes

More of us are cycling around the city — but will that continue as we return to the office?

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How much pollution do we breathe in on our commute?

This is what's in the dirty air we are exposed to as we travel - and what we can do to make it cleaner

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What is PM2.5 and what does it do to the lungs?

Did you know much of London's pollution is invisible?

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What impact do wood burners have on our health?

They seem natural but a wood-burner can emit more polluting particles than a diesel lorry, say scientists

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How to make your wood-burning stove less harmful to your health

Worried about the pollution caused by your solid-fuel burner? Here are some solutions

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How London's air pollution is impacting people with asthma

Pollution can be particularly dangerous for people with breathing problems. That’s why charities are campaigning to change the law

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How has lockdown affected London's air quality?

Lockdown has seen a drop in some pollutants around the capital. Can that continue?