Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution

Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution

For one day only, anyone catching a tram before 7am or after 7pm can travel without buying a ticket.

The authority knows (through York's Third Air Quality Action Plan) that local bus services make up three per cent of the traffic but cause 27 per cent of the main pollutants in York. Once they had their results, the pupils sent their data to local MPs and councillors to demand action against air pollution.

All participants had put on masks, not only to prevent themselves from the poor air quality, but also to create awareness among the people, lead campaigner for Climate Agenda Ekta Shekhar told PTI over the phone.

However, all four committees have expressed serious concerns over the extent of the Government's commitment to improving air quality and reducing its impact on public health.

Parents can try this activity with their children at home or around their local area, and order a clean air kit here for a donation It comes with an air monitoring tube, air pollution guide and instructions to help you get started.

The UK city of Birmingham has announced that it pressing ahead with its Clean Air Zone plans.

In London, local authorities are asking residents to consider how their transport choices can impact air quality in their areas. "Indoor air pollution needs to be taken as seriously as outdoor air pollution".

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According to the sustainable transport group Greener Journeys, if we all switched from auto to bus just one journey a month, it would mean one billion fewer vehicle journeys on our roads, saving two million tonnes of Carbon dioxide every year, helping to ease pollution and congestion.

People across the region are being encouraged to make a long-term pledge to change their travel habits for the second Greater Manchester Clean Air Day.

"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".

"The children all brought their own ideas on how to improve air quality to the council chamber", said Councillor Loakes.

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

Oxford City Council has introduced a raft of measures to reduce air pollution in Oxford and has secured £3.25m of Government funding to install charging points for taxis and residents, and upgrade buses to reduce emissions.

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