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Toxic air danger in our own homes - Reading in the news Mon 24 Sep

Release Date 24 September 2018

Air pollution may be worst in more modern homes, Reading research suggests


Toxic air: Reading research (Built Environment) showing that air pollution is worst in more modern, highly insulated homes and could lead to more asthma cases is mentioned in a Daily Mail article on the health impacts of indoor air pollution.

India monsoon: A DNA India article on the Indian monsoon season, which states below average rainfall will be recorded this year, quotes Meteorology PhD student Akshay Deoras on the climate processes behind the change.

Career development: Naeema Pasha (Henley Business School) is quoted in an article on People Management on employers providing ongoing career development being more popular with employees.

Arctic sea ice: Visual illustrations by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology), showing the decline of Arctic sea ice, is mentioned in an RTE article looking at whether the North Pole will become a tourist hotspot as the likelihood of an ice-free summer grows.

Other coverage


  • An interview with departing Reading Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell was played on BBC Radio Newcastle (1min 15 secs) on the day he takes up his new role as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the University of Sunderland. Get Reading also run an interview with Sir David, while BQ Live also announces his new position in its list of appointments in the North East. Read our news story on Sir David’s departing call for businesses to support universities.
  • International coverage of Reading research (Biological Sciences), showing tiny fragments of plastic are able to transfer from mosquito larvae to the adult insect, continues, including articles by Science Alert, Daily Eye and Smithsonian Magazine. Read our news story here.
  • Reading Archaeology PhD student Mubariz Ahmad Rabbani is quoted in a Dawn article on his investigation of the stone beads of Barikot, one of three Archaeology projects taking place in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
  • The University of Reading’s support for refugees, through its Refugee Scholarship Scheme, is mentioned in a Get Reading article on the nomination of a refugee sanctuary charity in the Pride of Reading Awards. Read our news story on the University’s refugee scheme.



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