Learn about air pollution and what we can do about it
What is air pollution? How is it caused? What's its impact on health? How bad is it in Bishopston? How can we clean our air? Do our own actions help? How can we talk to each other and work together to improve things?
This section helps you learn about these knotty questions, and signpost you to more and better sources of information about air pollution and clearer air.
Burning wood and coal in open fires and stoves makes up 38% of the UK’s primary emissions of PM2.5. A recent test carried out by Air Quality News found very high levels of particulates in the air in a rural house that used a wood burning stove. Read more here
Book Review: The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution – and How We Can Fight Back, by Gary Fuller. Melville House UK. 2018
This new publication offers a fascinating but also frightening account of how we have come to create a world “where 95 per cent of humanity breathes air that does not meet WHO guidelines”.
In Bristol’s inner city areas, residents produce less air pollution than wealthier suburbs – but suffer the worst effects. What can be done to tackle the crisis?
Read the article from The Bristol Cable here to find out more.
If you thought that NOx, and PM 10 and 2.5 were the only serious air pollutants to worry about, think again. The latest toxic (carcinogenic) vehicle exhaust pollutant to occur at levels that can be considered potentially damaging to health is the gas, 1,3-Butadiene.