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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People breathing dirty air more likely to have mental health problems

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Attention Pittsburgh — Let's talk PFAS

As part of an ongoing reporting collaboration to cover PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania, EHN and Pittsburgh-based PublicSource are holding a community forum next month for residents to hear from reporters and experts on health concerns, state contamination and cleanup progress.

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Competing visions for a famed river in a Midwest hotspot—Part 2

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Widely used PVC plastic chemical spurs obesity, prediabetes: Study

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