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In The Press

31/08/2018

BBC News – Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: New inquest call

A mother has delivered a 100,000-signature petition to the Attorney General, calling for a new inquest into her daughter's death.
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31/08/2018

The Guardian – Air pollution killed my daughter – and now I can prove it

If illegal levels of air pollution had a role in Ella’s death, a new inquest could help save other children
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24/08/2018

DailyMail – Grieving mother of nine-year-old asthmatic girl demands a second inquest into her death after new evidence reveals high pollution levels near her home

A grieving mother is demanding a second inquest into the death of her nine-year-old daughter following the release of new evidence which reveals high pollution levels near her home.
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24/07/2018

Amisha Patel – Asthma and Air pollution – justice for Ella Kissi-Debrah

I feel really honoured as well as deeply sadden to have been asked to help raise awareness of this particular issue. Some of you may have seen in the papers last week the news that the death of a nine year old girl could be linked to illegal levels of air pollution. The guardian reported that legal documents have revealed that the spikes in air pollution in London could have been linked to Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in 2013.
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19/07/2018

DailyMail – Ella Kissi-Debrah lived on one of Britain’s busiest roads when she suffered a fatal asthma attack

Death by traffic fumes? Ella Kissi-Debrah, nine, lived on one of Britain’s busiest roads when she suffered a fatal asthma attack... now scientists believe there is a link which could have profound implications for millions
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18/07/2018

New Scientist – The death of 9-year-old girl may be a tipping point for air pollution

The family of Ella Kissi-Debrah want an inquest to rule air pollution as the cause of her death, while other legal cases are challenging government inaction on dirty air
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07/07/2018

The Guardian – Interview ‘In the days around Ella’s death, there were big spikes in air pollution’

The evening before she died, Ella Kissi-Debrah picked the outfit she wanted to wear to her primary school disco the following day: new jeans and a checked top. Her mother laid them out next to her school uniform, but a few hours later the nine-year-old suffered an acute asthma attack. She never made it to the party.
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05/07/2018

Global Citizen – UK Air Pollution Could Be Cited as the Cause of Death in a Historic Case

Illegally high levels of air pollution could be cited as the cause of death of a 9-year-old girl in London, in what would a historic case in the UK. Ella Kissi-Debrah, from Lewisham, died following an asthma attack in February 2013. She had been admitted to hospital on many occasions over the three previous years. But new evidence has reportedly suggested a “striking association” between particularly high levels of air pollution near her home, and the timings of her hospital visits.
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05/07/2018

EcoWatch – London Schoolgirl’s Death Linked to Illegal Levels of Air Pollution

A 9-year-old girl's death from asthma has been linked to illegal levels of air pollution in the UK, the first such reported fatality.
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05/07/2018

Highways Magazine- Girl’s death ‘strongly linked’ to air pollution

The death of a nine-year-old girl from an asthma attack may be the first fatality in the UK to be directly connected to air pollution, after a professor found a ‘striking’ link between her condition and spikes in toxic air.
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