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Professor David Phillips is a co-author on the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human cells.
On the 17th October, Dr. Anna Hansell, Assistant Director of Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), Imperial College London was interviewed on BBC2 Newsnight.
The interview was part of a news item by David Grossman, Technology Editor, on how to respond to diesel emissions and reduce air pollution, above all in London and air quality monitoring- in particular nitrogen dioxide.
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.
A ‘furious driver’ comments in the Daily Mail on diesel taxes and cites an estimate by Professor Frank Kelly that states diesel engines could be responsible for a quarter of the 29,000 premature deaths in Britain attributed to air pollution. Professor Kelly also comments on this story on the Today programme(01.16.00).
Residents near Highbury Fields in Islington have called on a ban on barbecuing in public parks because of the impact it may have on air pollution. The residents completed the study using monitoring equipment from King’s. This was also reported by the Times and the Guardian.
Professor Frank Kelly discussed in the London Evening Standard Sadiq Khan’s new plans to introduce a charge for vehicles which emit the most toxic fumes. ‘The new Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s, announcement…is very welcome news,’.
Professor Frank Kelly comments on whether new world emissions tests will help reduce diesel emissions in the guardian.
Professor Frank Kelly comments on research which claims that diesel fumes damage the brains of inner-city children.
Professor David Phillips, Genetic & Environmental Toxicology Group, Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division was interviewed for the BBC 1 programme Food; Truth or Scare, looking at the cancer risk from red and processed meat.
Professor Phillips was interviewed as part of the programme's investigation into whether we should really be giving up bacon and sausages, after new research suggested they're bad for us. The programme also explored why eggs, for years demonised as unhealthy, are now firmly back in fashion and apparently now about as healthy as you can get. Could butter or dripping be next?
The article focuses on air pollution and how people can decrease the amount of toxic air to which they are exposed. Dr Ben Barratt, King's College London, said: ‘There is a growing awareness of the dangers of air pollution. As well as respiratory problems, it can have effects on mental health, cardiovascular conditions and child development. So the urgency behind this issue is becoming much greater.’