Why Should We Care?
Hopefully it isn't ground breaking news that air pollution harms our health, it has been a focal topic in the media for quite some time now!
Did you know that air pollution is as serious a public health issue as both cancer and heart disease? It’s linked with up to 40,000 premature deaths annually in the UK, particularly affecting young people and those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions.
57% of unborn babies are exposed to increased levels of toxic air pollution
Clean Air Day comes as we enter the warmer summer months, and provided that the weather sorts its act out, will see us all hopefully spending more time outdoors, whether walking to and from work or enjoying a G&T in the garden!
However, it’s even more important to be vigilant of air pollution in your local area during this period, as the effects of air pollution are enhanced when dispersion mechanisms (rain, wind etc.) are reduced and pollution is able to accumulate to even more dangerous levels.