Time for a new Clean Air Act? environmental SCIENTIST Air Quality special

Posted on April 21st, 2017

Journal coverThe IAQM are pleased to announce the publication a special edition of the environmental SCIENTIST journal, focusing on air quality.

Though experts have been aware of the issue for many years, it is only in recent years that the majority of the media and public have become aware of the severity of the air quality crisis in many of Britain’s towns and cities. But is it too little too late? The articles in this issue of the environmental SCIENTIST discuss controversial topics around air quality management and measurement and suggest ways in which both government and individuals can strive to tackle this problem.

Guest edited by Dr Claire Holman, Chair of the IAQM, and with an editorial contributed by Matthew Pennycook MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution, this issue includes a range of articles from scientists and practitioners.

  1. Tackling air pollution: We need to get our Act together – Matthew Pennycook
  2. Improving air quality: Are vehicle emission limits all smoke and mirrors? – Claire Holman
  3. Electric vehicles – are we nearly there yet? – Roger Barrowcliffe
  4. Air pollution: putting people at the heart of the issues – Tim Chatterton
  5. Fact or fiction: The story of measuring NOx emissions from modern diesel vehicles – Ben Marner
  6. Enhancing Local Air Quality Management in Wales to maximise public health integration, collaboration and impact – Huw Brunt, James Longhurst, Gabriel Scally and Enda Haynes
  7. Health and education versus economic development – are our children suffering in the crossfire? – Graham Harker
  8. Air quality drives down motorway speed limit – Fiona Prismall
  9. Controlling non-road mobile machinery emissions in London – Daniel Marsh
  10. Will backup generators be the next ‘Dieselgate’ for the UK? – Kieran Laxen
  11. A new Clean Air Act – what do we want? – Sarah Legge

The publication is available to IAQM and IES members online, and hard copies will be distributed soon.