woodburning stoveIf you thought woodburning stoves were environmentally 'a good thing', then perhaps you should look at this: woodstoves .....and think again.

AirQuality3The following non technical presentation is a good way to acquaint yourself with the basics about Bristol's air pollution problems and the effects of air pollution on our health:  Basic Bristol air pollution facts

carpollutionA letter has been sent to the Guardian newspaper from Mike Penrose Executive director at Unicef UK, Prof Russell Viner President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Prof Stephen Holgate Special adviser on air pollution for the Royal College of Physicians.

dt 150702 child lungs 800x600A recently published ten year study on the effect of exposure to high levels of air pollution strongly indicates this results in a 5% reduction in children's lung volume.

children and air pollutionNew research, in the journal of Environmental health, followed 2,318 children in southern California and built on earlier work which had identified traffic pollution as a major risk factor for the development of obesity in children. For more on this see this Guardian article

Gloucester Road carsA recent piece in Bristol 24/7 looks at how cycling in Bristol is being encouraged by organisations like Bristol Bike Project. Zoe Banks Gross, scientist and community campaigner is working to encourage minorities and women to take up cycling.

bristol air pollution 3Large areas of central Bristol exceed the legal limits set for Nitrous oxide pollutants and particulates. The details of these data and the plans for reducing  levels to comply with the law can all be found at the BCC website here

Electric taxiA recent BBC article explains why electric driverless taxis are likely to be the most common vehicles on the road within 20 years. Read more here

airpollutionThis time it is the head of WHO who is spelling out to the world's politicians the urgency with which they need to address this ever increasing problem of the effects of air pollution on increases in our morbidity and on our health generally. Read his comments here

Traffic congestion Bristol 3 chris bahn 2Seth Piper, Local NGO environmental activist recently wrote a piece that was highly critical of BCC's policies on dealing with the city's huge traffic problem. In his article he says:

 

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