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There are 51 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Health".

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1. The UK researchers seeking origins of China's smog

Research being conducted at a Beijing super-site is monitoring concentrations and varieties of airborne particles and volatile gases in the atmosphere and their potential impact on human health.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Hazards, Pollution
2. Antibiotic resistance must be tackled in the field

We could be encouraging antimicrobial resistance by overusing antibiotics but other factors may also be at play. We spoke to researchers going beyond the clinic to understand how drug-resistance builds up in the bacteria in our sewers and rivers.

Tags: Farming, Health, Microbes, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Water
3. Air pollution questions with Professor Frank Kelly

Professor Kelly holds the chair in environmental health at King's College London, where he is director of the Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division. Here, he answers some key questions about air pollution in the UK's capital.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution, UK
4. Taking UK atmospheric science global

London's atmosphere may still have its mysteries, but compared to many places it's an open book.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
5. Who's to blame for bad air?

Controlling our own emissions is a good idea, but plenty of the pollution problems most nations face come from abroad.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
6. Sense about sensors

Commercial pollution monitors are attracting plenty of hype, but scientists say buyers should beware.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
7. Lifting the lid on London's air

When scientists flew a research plane over London in 2013, they didn't just establish that a new sensing technique could let us monitor emissions in real time. They also stumbled on the traces of one of the biggest corporate scandals ever.

Tags: Atmosphere, Pollution, Health, UK
8. The worst air quality in the world?

Last year El Niño brought drought to south-east Asia, creating the conditions for enormous wildfires that send vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and endangered people's health across the region with terrible air pollution. Martin Wooster of King's College London and NERC NCEO reports.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
9. Ship emissions: Monitoring, enforcement and human health

Air pollution from ships is a serious problem that doesn't get enough attention. Kelvin Boot explains how environmental science can help ensure industry plays by the rules.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Oceans, Pollution, Water
10. Living highways

A new project aims to make Sheffield a better place to live by attracting more plants and animals to its roadside verges. Tom Marshall spoke to those involved.

Tags: Biodiversity, Ecology, Health, Pollinators, UK

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