This invisible threat is a health emergency. It is harmful for everyone, but some groups are being hit hardest – pregnant women, children, older people, those living with lung conditions and those on the lowest incomes.
We set out new analysis showing people who are the most susceptible are being exposed in the places they should feel most safe and call for politicians to immediately commit to air pollution health protection plans and stronger clean air laws before it’s too late.
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Our five clean air priorities
Across the four nations clean air policy looks slightly different, but we want all politicians to set out life-saving clean air plans by ensuring they:
- Are driven by new senior cross-departmental air quality ministers.
- Scale up and improve public health information on air pollution, including new toxic air alert systems, public health campaigns and training for health professionals.
- Deliver safer air around care homes, schools, GPs and hospitals through schemes to reduce toxic traffic emissions and encourage behaviour change.
- Fund inclusive walking and cycling policies that enable everyone to be part of the solution to toxic air, such as e-bikes and segregated cycle lanes.
- Are undeprinned by ambitious health targets that seek to safeguard those most at-risk, create a fairer society and are set out in law.