Air pollution

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    Poorest areas most exposed to dangerous air pollution levels, finds study

    A major study in America has provided some of the most detailed evidence yet to show how race and income determines the level of air pollution exposure in cities.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 September 2022

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    A new Clean Air Act is needed to protect people from air pollution

    There are many responsibilities on government and on Parliamentarians and one of the most important, if not the most important, is to protect the environment and preserve our world. That’s why Labour declared a climate emergency and that’s why we want Tory ministers to act and act now.

    By Ruth Jones MP on 13 July 2022

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    Support the UK’s Clean Air Day, 16 June 2022

    Global Action Plan co-ordinates the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution, Clean Air Day.

    By Global Action Plan on 01 June 2022

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    Air pollution is the next business challenge

    Air pollution can and does negatively affect everyone’s health. But, it disproportionately impacts those who live in less affluent areas, broadening health inequalities across the UK.

    By Désirée Abrahams, Global Action Plan on 06 June 2022


    Air quality experts and campaigners gather to face air pollution threat

    Leading campaigners, experts and other key figures met to discuss how we can tackle air pollution, at this year’s Northern Air Quality News in Manchester on 25 May, ahead of Clean Air Day on 16 June.

    By Stephen Cooke on 31 May 2022

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    The air we breathe

    Poor indoor air quality in workplaces and homes is a major risk to our health, making it essential we improve our scientific knowledge of the dangers of air pollutants like chemicals.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 03 April 2022

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    Vehicle MOTs must be improved to reduce air pollution

    Throughout my career as a Member of Parliament, I have been a passionate campaigner for the environment and I believe that people across the country, no matter our political differences, believe that there is an inalienable right to breathe clean, safe air.

    By Barry Sheerman MP on 07 March 2022

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    Workers make a stand for clean air at COP26

    Time to breathe, or a moment’s pause, might be the secret wish of many weary conference attendees on the second week of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

    By Belinda Liversedge in Glasgow on 09 November 2021

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    Joined-up action needed to tackle air pollution

    It’s my belief that it is the inalienable right for every person, in the UK and around the world, to breathe clean, unpolluted, and safe air. However, actions being taken by the UK government and across industry are falling far short of overcoming this global challenge.

    By Barry Sheerman MP on 01 November 2021

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    British Safety Council takes #TimetoBreathe to COP26

    In March 2019, the British Safety Council took to the streets of London with our air pollution campaign ‘Time to Breathe’, which calls for clean air for outdoor workers. We are delighted to take the Time to Breathe campaign on the road once more to Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Summit.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 October 2021