Space-based solutions to air pollution in the UK
Dr E Marais, Prof P Monks
21 January 2019
Air pollution is the largest global threat to health (Lancet, 2017). In the UK, about 40,000 people die prematurely each year due to exposure to air pollution (RCP, 2016) and UK health care costs due to air pollution may be as high as £160 million per year (PHE, 2018).
Investigating local and regional air pollution from shipping
Dr J D Lee, Dr S Moller, Dr J Hopkins
7 January 2019
Shipping is a growing sector but one of the least regulated sources of emissions of atmospheric pollutants. It is also an important source of gaseous and particulate air pollution in coastal regions, causing up to 400,000 premature deaths per year globally.
Air quality: New tools for investigating pollution
Dr J Allan, Prof H Coe, Prof G McFiggans, Dr D Topping
6 February 2019
Air quality continues to be a major issue facing both developed and developing countries, with outdoor pollution estimated to annually cause around 3 million premature deaths worldwide.