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More than two million people in London living with toxic air

Christian Fernsby |
More than two million Londoners are living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution.

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More than 400,000 children are among those living in parts of the city which exceed the legal limits for pollution, according to the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory.

The figures come ahead of the introduction of the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) which will charge the most polluting cars, motorcycles and vans £12.50 a day to drive in the city centre, and £100 for lorries, buses and coaches.

The research revealed there had been significant improvements in measured pollution levels.

Air pollution is down, with a 57% reduction in the number of hours recorded in which the city bust the legal limit for nitrogen dioxide so far this year compared to the same period last year.

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