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Is there a place on your body that you shouldn't put your phone?

Dr Mireille Toledano provides comments for an article in the Independent titled "Is there a place on your body that you shouldn't put your phone?"

How can we combat air pollution in mega cities?

The Non-Communicable Disease Forum at Imperial College held on 19th November 2015 was led by Imperial’s Dr John Gulliver and heard from members of the NIHR HPRU HIEH and MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. 

Professor Frank Kelly talked about air pollution challenges in mega cities and Dr Sean Beevers discussed the London Hybrid Exposure Model. 

Watch the full recording here.

London air pollution: which mode of transport has the highest exposure?

An exercise by Ben Barratt of King's College London, the Healthy Air Campaign, and Camden council used members of the public to track exposure to air pollution in London.  See video for details.

All choked up: did Britain's dirty air make me dangerously ill?

Professor Frank Kelly and Drs Ian Mudway and Ben Barratt contribute to an article in The Guardian by John Vidal titled "All choked up: did Britain's dirty air make me dangerously ill?" 

London Smog: Just How Bad Is the Air in the UK Capital?

Dr Heather Walton contributes to an article in VICE titled "London Smog: Just How Bad Is the Air in the UK Capital?"

Tonight: The Air We Breathe
 
Professor Frank Kelly appeared on ITV Tonight in a programme that investigated why levels of pollution are so high and what is being done to protect the nation’s health from the air we breathe.
 
Professor Kelly helped to find out what the levels of pollution were for four volunteers around the UK. Three volunteers along with presenter Fiona Foster each carried a personal air quality measuring device with them for a 48 hour period.

 

Better Call Saul: is electromagnetic hypersensitivity a real health risk?

Another example of public engagement by HPRU members  - An article by Dr James Rubin and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Department of Psycholocial Medicine on Non-ionising radiation, published in The Guardian online.

Dr Anna Hansell contributes to Nature podcast

Click on "Read more about this media item" below to hear Dr Anna Hansell discussing how noise can affect health.

The impact of atmospheric pollution on human health
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Professor Frank Kelly discusses the impact of atmospheric pollution on human health at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) as part of the 21st Century Challenges discussion 'Air quality for all' on 30 October 2014. 

How to use the daily air quality index to protect your health
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A Soundslide Funded by Defra and the City of London, created by the Environmental Research Group at King's College London which explains how the new UK Daily Air Quality Index helps the public protect their health.