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BBC Inside Out South East

Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC Inside Out South East programme looking at the impact of air pollution at the Dartford Crossing on the health of people living nearby.

 

Early warning signs might have been missed

Research has been published today in The Lancet Public Health in an article titled "Early warning signs might have been missed in one in six heart attack deaths in England" from Unit researchers Pofessor Paul Elliott and Margaret Douglass.

The Impact of Air Pollution on our health

On the Today programme on BBC radio 4 Professor Frank Kelly provides comments (at 1hr 40min) in the first of a series of reports in which Camilla Cavendish looks at the impact of air pollution on our health.

 

 

Air Quality - Public Health Emergency?

19.01.2016 - In response to an air quality alert issued by London's Mayor Sadiq Khan warning of a "public health emergency", Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London.

Healthcare clean up of urban enviornment means tackling pollution at source

“Provision of accurate, personal air quality information to the individual is within our grasp in some major cities such as London, where there is knowledge of air pollution at a relatively fine scale,” says Professor Frank Kelly of King’s College London in a recent article in the Financial Times.

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

Professor David Phillips is a co-author on the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human cells.

Dr Anna Hansell interviewed on BBC2 Newsnight

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.

Shirley Rodrigues and the Air Pollution Emergency

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. 

Enough to make you choke

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).

Barbecues make popular London park 'more polluted than city streets'

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.