44 UK towns and cities have air 'too dangerous to breathe', report claims

The study was published yesterday and timed to coincide with the release of The Lancet's wide-ranging report on the global impact of climate change on human health.


Glasgow emerged as one of the most polluted cities, with a PM2.5s concentration of 16 micrograms per cubic metre, according the Scotsman. London had 15 micrograms of the particles in every cubic metre-sized parcel of air.

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BP oil spill: Sick cleanup workers haven't had day in court

On the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history, thousands of workers BP hired to clean up its mess say exposure to oil and chemicals made them sick. About 22,700 of them have been paid under a 2012 class-action settlement, but the average claim paid about $2,940.

And thousands of other medical claimants are still awaiting their day in court.

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