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Big smoke: London's Oxford Street 'most polluted in the world'

The University of Oxford may be known as the most prestigious academic institution in the world, but London's Oxford Street is now known as the most polluted street in the world. Although Boris Johnson (the mayor of London) has dismissed air pollution levels in the city as "perfectly fine," scientists at Kings College claim that levels of gas, caused by diesel vehicles, now exceed those found in Beijing. Additionally, monitoring stations on Oxford Street have discovered levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) at up to ten times the legal limit. For more information on the status of Europe’s busiest shopping street, check out the full article:

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/07/07/big-smoke-london-s-oxford-street-most-polluted-in-the-world

London's Oxford Street is consumed by people and air pollution (Photo by: telegraph.co.uk). London's Oxford Street is consumed by people and air pollution (Photo by: telegraph.co.uk).

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