Pollution contributed to the death of a little girl in London

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British justice was the first to acknowledge the role of air pollution in a death, and ruled in the long-awaited conclusionA material contribution“In the death of a nine – year – old girl in London.”My conclusion is that air pollution is a material contribution to the death of all.“Ado-Kissy-Debra in 2013” ended Friday, December 11, after two weeks of interrogation by Philip Barlow, assistant medical examiner at the London Bureau of Southwalk.

Thirty hospitals related to the disease

Ella Ado-Kissi-Debra died of a severe asthma attack on February 15, 2013, after nearly three years of continuous attacks and in thirty hospitals related to the disease. He lived in Louisham, 30 yards from South Circular, a busy street in south London. In 2014, justice determined he had died of severe respiratory distress caused by severe asthma, not pollution.

A “Striking link“With pollution peaking

But those findings were overturned in 2019, and a new round of investigations was ordered due to new scientific evidence, including a report by UK air pollution expert Stephen Holgate in 2018. Stephen Holgate a “Striking link“In Ela’s emergency hospitals and between nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and recorded peaks and suspended particles, near his home.

Rosamond Adu-Kissi-Debra (AFP / Archives – Holy Adams), mother of Ella Adu-Kissi-Debra in London on November 30, 2020

All lived on the edge of a razor. This means that even the smallest change can have dramatic consequences.“Professor of Immunology at the University of Southampton on December 8 explained in an investigation that air pollution is estimated to be associated with 28,000 to 36,000 deaths each year in the United Kingdom.

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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