“UK ‘won fight to weaken rules on waste emissions’
The Government has successfully lobbied to water down new EU rules on waste incinerators’ emissions, according to Greenpeace. The decision comes amid concern that the UK already has levels of air pollution above legal EU limits in many cities, leading to the early death of 40,000 a year, according to the Royal College of Physicians.
Toxic air health threat at 2,000 GP surgeries
A new report by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants, commissioned by the British Lung Foundation, has found that more than 2,000 GP surgeries and 200 hospitals are in areas with toxic air. This means people with heart and lung conditions could be putting themselves at risk by visiting these GP surgeries and hospitals. Air pollution has been linked to diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to type 2 diabetes.
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