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Silvertown Tunnel: Pollution expert who backed ULEZ slams Sadiq Khan over £1 billion scheme

Leading Pollution expert Professor Frank Kelly from King's College London, signs letter urging Mayor Sadiq Khan to scrap the build of a new road tunnel under the Thames.

The Scandal of London’s Air

Professor Frank Kelly is quoted in an article in the Bloomberg Business Week titled 'The Scandal of London’s Air'.

How to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution

Professor Frank Kelly is quoted in an article in the New York Times titled 'How to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution'.


Monitoring and Combating Air Pollution in Paris

In June, Bloomberg unveiled an exciting partnership between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the City of Paris to improve air quality and better understand pollution patterns throughout the city. UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) Michael Bloomberg joined Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to announce this cutting-edge approach to monitoring and cataloging air quality data beginning with those it affects most: our children.

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Mayor Hidalgo’s initiative will install 150 air pollution monitors on schools in Paris. The monitors will collect granular air quality information, allowing us to work with a never-before-accessible level of detail. The information will then be analyzed and incorporated into existing air pollution data to help identify and reduce sources of pollution.

The monitors installed in Paris schools will be supplied by Clarity, a California-based technology company specialized in new generation of air pollution sensor. Airparif, a nonprofit organization accredited by the French Ministry of Environment to monitor air quality in Paris and the capital city region, will validate, analyze and publish data collected from the pilot project. Additionally, the Environmental Research Group at King's College London will provide technical assistance and identify synergies between their ongoing work in London, Paris, and beyond.

Together, we’re working to unify best-in-class air pollution research, technology, and data-driven policy design to reduce air pollution in cities like Paris and around the world.

Is air pollution ruining your memory

Professor Frank Kelly is quoted in an article in The Telegraph titled, Is air pollution ruining your memory?

The eco-friendly midsummer makeover

As the weather turns a little warmer many of us venture outside to tidy things in preparation for the summer. but don't fuss too much, because for those that crave an eco-friendly, easy-to-maintain garden, less is definitely more. 

Dr Benjamin Barratt, weighs in on the impact of barbecues on air quality.     

What is pollution doing to our brains?

Professor Frank Kelly is quoted in an article in the Daily Telegraph titled 'What is pollution doing to our brains?'.



Car tyres affect primary students' lungs, UK study finds

Professor Frank Kelly is quoted in an article in the EducationHQ Australia News titled 'Car tyres affect primary students' lungs, UK study finds'.



We mustn't ignore the environmental impact of electric cars

Professor Frank Kelly is quoted in an article in the Telegraph titled 'We mustn't ignore the environmental impact of electric cars'.



Location, location, lung disease: pollution ads target property market
A citizen-funded advertising campaign against air pollution will target the property market with billboard slogans including “Location, location, lung disease” and “The neighbourhood’s gone to the docs”.
These will be accompanied by online ads and a website where homebuyers and renters in London will be able to look up levels of toxic air for the property they are considering. The campaign will launch in the capital in late May and there are plans to make it nationwide.

Prof Frank Kelly of King’s College London, where members of the Environmental Research Group are creating the air pollution maps, said: “Many people don’t learn about air pollution levels and the health consequences until after they have suffered its effects.

“With an air quality index rating for every house in the country using the latest data, this will enable the public to better understand the air quality at their own front door.”