MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: The school where the windows have to stay shut and the children can taste pollution

    Press/Media: Research

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    Proposals to charge drivers of diesel cars, taxis and HGVs in Manchester city centre will no doubt prompt an almighty backlash from many motorists.

    Following a promise from the mayor not to charge individuals and the memorable vote against a congestion charge, any scheme to tackle pollution involving payments from specific drivers would be a controversial move.

    So, are pollution levels really that bad in Greater Manchester?

    According to scientists at Manchester University, levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10s – the most noxious pollutants coughed out in exhaust fumes – contribute to at least 2,000 premature deaths in the region every year.

    Period7 Oct 2018

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    • TitleThe school where the windows have to stay shut and the children can taste pollution
      Media name/outletManchester Evening News
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/10/18
      DescriptionProposals to charge drivers of diesel cars, taxis and HGVs in Manchester city centre will no doubt prompt an almighty backlash from many motorists.

      Following a promise from the mayor not to charge individuals and the memorable vote against a congestion charge, any scheme to tackle pollution involving payments from specific drivers would be a controversial move.

      So, are pollution levels really that bad in Greater Manchester?

      According to scientists at Manchester University, levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10s – the most noxious pollutants coughed out in exhaust fumes – contribute to at least 2,000 premature deaths in the region every year.
      URLhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/school-windows-stay-shut-children-15245284
      PersonsHugh Coe

    Keywords

    • pollution
    • traffic