Comment

Last week was a bad week for pollution

It began on Monday, 6 June, with reports that Rosamund Kissi-Debrah is planning to sue the Greater London Authority following the death of her nine-year-old daughter Ella as a result of...

By 
Will McMahon
13 June 2016
Publication

'Better Regulation': Better for whom?

This Briefing by Professor Steve Tombs places the spotlight on the lack of effective regulation of pollution, food safety and workplace health and safety standards in the UK. An estimated 29,000 deaths each year in the UK are attributable to the effects of airborne pollution. Some one million cases...
By 
Professor Steve Tombs
1 May 2016
News

'Social murder' kills thousands each year

Thousands of British citizens are dying needlessly each year because of the government’s failure to tackle food poisoning, health and safety breaches and pollution, a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies claims today. The report –...

1 May 2016
News

David Cameron pressed on 40,000 preventable deaths

At Prime Minister's Questions today, David Cameron was pressed on why he and London Mayor Boris Johnson have been lobbying the EU to weaken plans to reduce air pollution and improve air quality. The question came from Labour MP Geraint Davies. 

Mr Davies said:

'The

...
20 April 2016
Publication

Crime is in the air: air pollution and regulation in the UK

This briefing focuses on the human costs of air pollution and failed attempts to adequately regulate and control such harm. In his report, Professor Reece Walters highlights the fact that an estimated 24,000 British residents die prematurely every year and thousands more are hospitalised, because...