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Air pollution linked to greater risk of mouth cancer, finds study

Research in Taiwan has show a link between very high levels of air pollution and oral cancer — High levels of air pollution are linked to an increased risk of mouth cancer, new research has revealed. Scientists have previously linked high air pollution to a host of health problems, from an increased risk of dementia …

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UK’s children denied basic human right to clean air, says Unicef

Young people face a long term ‘health crisis’ unless the government acts to clean up pollution, says children’s charity — Children in the UK are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air and facing a long term “health crisis” because of the toxic fumes they breathe on their way to and from …

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Air pollution particles found in mothers’ placentas

New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies — Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge in their placentas. Toxic air is already strongly linked to harm in foetuses but …

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Asthma deaths rise 25% amid growing air pollution crisis

Doctors urge ministers to act as 1,320 killed by asthma in England and Wales last year — A record number of people are dying of asthma, and experts have warned growing air pollution and a lack of basic care could be to blame. In England and Wales 1,320 people died of asthma last year, a …

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Cross-party MPs say government is dragging feet on air pollution

Calls by joint inquiry to bring forward UK car sales ban have been resisted by government — The government has been accused of dragging its feet on air quality improvements by a cross-party group of MPs. A partnership of four committees said serious concerns remained about the UK’s commitment to cutting pollution and its impact …

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