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Quarter of London parks have a dangerous level of polluted air


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EU safe limit for NO2, stated by the WHO, is an average of 40µg/m3 per year.

Victoria Embankment Gardens was 59.8, Parliament Square was 58.3 and Green Park was 49.2.

City of London, Westminster, Camden, Kensington and Chelsea and Islington — all breached safe levels.

Prolonged exposure to high levels of NO2 can damage the lungs, brain, cause childhood asthma.

City-wide study of 4,470 parks found that potentially thousands of children and Londoners are at risk.

Study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Areas supposed to be a "green lungs" of the city are being polluted mainly because of the traffic

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Daniela Fecht

Lecturer in Geospatial Health at Imperial College London.

Imperial College London (ICL)

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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Open source journal covering public health, environmental health and sciences.

University of Leicester

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