Air pollution is a serious issue in the Capital. But an unlikely success story can be found in one inner-London borough.

They don’t call it “The Big Smoke” for nothing. London is famous for more than just its red buses and overly-reserved residents. The Capital’s smog has loitered along the city’s skyline for centuries, a tangible indicator of a startling air pollution problem. But how bad exactly is the air in London, and what can we do about it?

An invisible killer

Ella Kissi-Debrah was only nine years old when she died from acute respiratory failure in 2013. Although the cause of the asthma attack was not determined, evidence this year has revealed that “without the unlawful levels of air pollution at the time…


The vaccine is arguably one of the most important inventions of all time. So why are parents still not vaccinating their kids?

In a world where war and destruction is rife, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the most dangerous threats spawn at home. Humans are exposed to millions of pathogens every single day, yet somehow we’re still standing. For the most part, these pathogens are easily fended off by our immune systems. But there are certain diseases that not even the strongest of us can recover from without a little help. This is where vaccines show their importance.

What is a vaccine?

Vaccines are essentially an inactive or dead version of a pathogen. When exposed to a vaccine, our immune systems produce defensive weapons —…

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