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Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren

15 November, 2018

A study led by Queen Mary University of London, King's College London and the University of Edinburgh shows that despite air quality improvements in London, children exposed to diesel dominated air pollution in London are showing poor lung capacity, putting them at risk of lifelong breathing discorders. 

Professor Frank Kelly and Dr Ian Mudway led the work undertaken by King's College London.

The research was published in the Lancet Public Health, titled 'Impact of London's low emission zone on air quality and children's respiratory health: a sequential annual cross-sectional study'.