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Get updates here on selected items of news and view relevant to clean air in Bishopson. This treatment complements what you'll find via our social media feeds. Disclaimer! we are not pretending to offer a comprehensive news service on clean air! but other sections of this site point you to further information and definitive sources...

tyres Good news of an invention that could help remove tyre wear particulates from entering the air. See more here

diesel fumes 3 Failure to include smallest particulates in legal emission standards means high levels of these dangerous to health ultra fine micro particles continue to be released by new diesel cars - and breathed in by us all. See more here

 

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 Bristol airport is not alone in its plans for huge expansion. This is a common pattern for all UK airports. See more here

 

bio bus First step to improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gases has been taken by First West. More information here

 

BHF New research by the British heart Foundation - see report - finds worrying effects on heart health and adds to the considerable evidence from other research that air pollution is becoming a major threat to our health.

car exhaust Very high levels of PM 2.5s are still produced by new diesel vehicles during their regular exhaust filter cleaning process. Read more here

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 National 2019 Clean Air Day, in which TBS was fully involved, is now reported in full here

Bristol driving reasons The UWE based project, ClairCity (Citizen led air pollution reduction in cities) has just published its latest newsletter. One of the eye-opening and rather worrying facts it reports is shown in the illustration above.

suv If car owners locally reflect the national trend, then it isn't imagination that hunky SUV type cars are becoming more and more common in this affluent area of North Bristol . In 2018, nearly a quarter of all UK new car sales were SUVs - and they all produce around 25% more CO2 than medium sized cars. See here for more on this.

human body tissues organs skeleton A new US study has analysed more than 95 million Medicare hospital insurance claims in the U.S. for adults aged 65 and over between 2000 and 2012. This research has discovered new associations between certain health problems and PM2.5s.

 

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