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Asthma Fact Sheet
Asthma Fact Sheet
Asthma is not new phenomenon but its incidence in Britain has increased rapidly in recent years with millions of people suffering from the condition....
Bad Smells and the Law
Bad Smells and the Law
Regulations are in place to protect citizens from bad smells, if it is deemed a ‘statutory nuisance’ under the Environmental Protection Act 1990....
Clean Air Standards
Clean Air Standards
The main cause of polluted air today is harmful traffic emissions. The government’s Clean Air Standards set out to limit these emissions and improve air quality....
Complaining About Smell Pollution
Complaining About Smell Pollution
If you have a nasty niff in the neighbourhood or perhaps a nuisance neighbour causing a stench, then there are procedures in place whereby you can complain....
Gases from Fabric
Gases from Fabric
Next time you want a new outfit, think twice before you buy. Many of the chemicals used in the fabric finishing process could be damaging your health....
Houseplants as Air Cleansers
Houseplants as Air Cleansers
A third of all office spaces in Europe have inadequate indoor air so that many are more polluted than that of the street outside. Enter the humble house plant....
Obnoxious Odours
Obnoxious Odours
Over the past few years, the number of complaints concerning obnoxious odours has increased. But when is an odour classed as being obnoxious?...
Phthalates and Pollution
Phthalates and Pollution
Phthalates are a set of chemicals commonly known as ‘plasticisers’ which make plastics and cosmetics supple. But there is also growing concern of the adverse health…...
Smog Alerts
Smog Alerts
Smog is a highly toxic combination of pollutants caused by vehicle emissions and sunlight and a cause of many unnecessary deaths. Should we have daily smog alerts?...
Smoke Pollution
Smoke Pollution
Smoke pollution is often the cause of domestic fires rather than industrial chimneys, with roughly one fifth of air pollution down to bonfires and our burning of solid…...
Stop Smoking
Stop Smoking
Smoking constitutes the greatest single cause of ill health and premature death in the UK with 16,000 smoking-related deaths each year. A very good reason, then, to…...
That 'New Car' Smell
That 'New Car' Smell
Far from being the scent of luxury, that seductive ‘new car’ smell is really the toxic scent of chemicals poisoning our body....
The Effect of Traffic Fumes on your Health
The Effect of Traffic Fumes on your Health
This month a Royal Society report stated that thousands of people are dying each year because of air pollution, much of this a direct result of traffic fumes....
Using Natural Fertilisers
Using Natural Fertilisers
If you care about the environment then one way you can do so is to stop using chemical fertilisers in your garden and switch to natural organics instead....
What is Air Pollution?
What is Air Pollution?
Air pollution is anything that causes the air to become contaminated with pollutants at levels harmful to our health or the environment....
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