Air pollution

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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

    Barry Sheerman UK Parliament

    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

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    Health should be at the centre of the Environment Bill

    By Geraint Davies MP on 07 June 2021

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    Citizen science in HS&E

    The public can play a practical role in supporting scientific understanding of problems like air pollution.

    By Mike Robinson on 14 June 2021

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    Tougher legal targets needed to tackle air pollution

    Fresh air has never been so important as during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as lockdown restrictions ease, we know that meeting up outdoors – where possible – will reduce transmission of the virus.

    By Neil Parish MP on 04 June 2021

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    Coroner calls on government to adopt WHO limits on air pollution

    A coroner has called for new laws on air pollution limits after he concluded that pollution led to the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 April 2021

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    Air pollution: we must protect outdoor workers

    While dealing with the Covid pandemic has taken centre stage, another even more life-threatening issue has continued to worsen – that of air pollution.

    By Mick Holder, TUCAN on 16 April 2021

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    'Polluted air kills: we have the proof': Ella death inquest reactions

    A little girl’s death from air pollution must lead to cleaner air to protect vulnerable groups including young people and workers, say campaigners.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 December 2020

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    In 2020, our lungs couldn’t catch a break

    Our government urgently needs to step up action on air pollution.

    By Dominic Phinn, ClientEarth on 03 December 2020