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Shirley Rodrigues and the Air Pollution Emergency

9 September, 2016

An article in the New India Times discussing pollution in London mentions research by King's Environmental Research Group.

 

" Sadiq Khan has named Shirley Rodrigues as deputy mayor for environment and energy.  Rodrigues is tasked with leading London's ambitious plans to seek solutions to chronic air pollution. Her new boss says this toxic air health emergency causes around 10,000 city residents to die each year. According to findings by Kings College, the shopping district around Oxford Street has the world's highest nitrogen dioxide levels, caused by diesel fumes. The same researchers warned the city had already breached its annual "safe" pollution limits by January 8, earlier this year".