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Hedges around playgrounds keep schoolchildren safe from air pollution

August 29, 2022

“Tredges” (trees managed as head-high hedges) installed at Manchester schools in the UK were shown to prevent toxic traffic-derived air from reaching school children by a substantial amount. Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) in air pollution is reportedly the largest environmental risk factor contributing to cardiovascular deaths and disease globally, and is linked to […]

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