Over 400 events expected on second Clean Air Day

Over 400 events expected on second Clean Air Day

For the research, children and adults across four United Kingdom cities - Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and London - carried an air pollution monitor for 10 minutes while walking along a quiet route, a busy road, a journey by auto in traffic and on a bus.

Air pollution is now the largest environmental risk factor linked to deaths in England, with the majority of air-pollution related deaths worldwide (58 per cent) caused by heart disease or stroke. The auto industry is partly responsible for our toxic streets, and seeing the Government resist calls for an industry-financed Clean Air Fund is incomprehensible. "Adopting the World Health Organisation's air quality guidelines into national legislation is a crucial first step in achieving this".

The Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: "There are lots of simple things we can all do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people's health".

"The adverse health consequences on children of outdoor air pollution are now well-established and are influencing policies to reduce exposure", explained Professor Stephen Holgate, Co-Chair of the Indoor Air Quality Working Group.

In other words, a solution would be leaving the auto at home for a day, at the very least.

Professor Jonathan Grigg, a paediatric respiratory consultant and Co-Chair of the Working Group, said:"The potential for indoor-generated air pollution to cause major health effects in children can not now be ignored".

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"While services can get busy during peak times, this free travel offer is aimed at encouraging people to think about changing travel habits". Once they had their results, the pupils sent their data to local MPs and councillors to demand action against air pollution.

We are one of the organisations that have pledged funding for the continuation of this project.

The survey will go live on Clean Air Day on Thursday 21 June at www.york.gov.uk/consultations.

'Indoor air pollution needs to be taken as seriously as outdoor air pollution'.

A separate report by Global Action Plan, also released on Thursday, found that children are 30 percent more exposed than adults to risky pollution coming from vehicles on busy roads due to their shorter height.

"We all have a part to play in ensuring that our children, their children and future generations to come enjoy longer, healthier lives because they have access to the clean air we are now denying ourselves". Tackling air pollution is not just on one day a year, so teachers can still plan a lesson after the day.

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