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World's first mobile app to measure outdoor workers exposure to air pollution launched

A unique app has been launched by King’s College London for the British Safety Council’s Time to Breathe campaign, provides outdoor workers with information to help them reduce their exposure to air pollution and employers with intelligence to enable them to protect the health of their workers.  

Air pollution, linked up to 36,000 early deaths a year, is considered the biggest environmental risk to public health. Research from King’s College London suggests that more than 9,400 people die prematurely due to poor air quality in London alone. In 2013, International Agency for Research on Cancer classified diesel exhaust as carcinogenic to humans. More information.