A landmark decision today from the UK Supreme Court announcing that the government must form new air quality plans to meet obligations under European law on air pollution limits. This decision gives environmental campaign group ClientEarth a victory in their fight against toxic air pollutants.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), which according to the EPA: belongs to a family of highly reactive gases called nitrogen oxides (NOx). These gases form when fuel is burned at high temperatures, and come principally from motor vehicle exhaust and stationary sources such as electric utilities and industrial boilers. Nitrogen Dioxide is the leading contributor to Europe’s increasing air pollution problems. According to ClientEarth air pollution causes 29,000 premature deaths a year in the UK. The ultrafine particles in polluted environments when breathed in reach the bloodstream affecting the performance of the body’s blood vessels leading to cardiovascular disease.
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