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Children are exposed to 60% of their daily pollution limit by the time they get to school

Children are being exposed to 60% of their daily air pollution limit by the time they get to school, new research has revealed. The study, conducted by Unicef UK and the Queen Mary University of London, found that during the school run, thousands of children are exposed to damaging black carbon particles in the air. These ‘peak periods’, walking to and from school and during break times, are exposing children to more than half the daily pollution limit despite accounting for only 40% of their time each day, Unicef said.  Read more...

 

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