Outdoor Air Pollution killed 4.2mn People in 2016, Says UN Report

Children are closer to exhaust pipes

Air pollution is a mixture of harmful particles and gases, this mixture can have adverse effects on human health.

Southampton city council and the bus operator First Bus are similarly offering 50p bus travel for single journeys in the city, through a "Clean Air Day Single ticket".

Today, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham joined London Mayor Sadiq Khan and other city leaders from across the United Kingdom at a Clean Air Summit.

Air pollution has been connected to asthma, heart attacks, lung cancer, and strokes.

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

With help from Friends of the Earth, the school's eco group tested the air for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) at two different locations around the school. A vehicle whose engine is clean enough would not have to pay anything.

A targeted national vehicle renewal scheme to replace older polluting vehicles that supports drivers and businesses to change to low emission vehicles and other sustainable forms of transport, taking special care that those on low-incomes and also small businesses are helped to make the shift.

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As previously reported by Post&Parcel, Leeds announced earlier this week that it is soon about to open the final consultation on its proposed Clean Air Zone plans.

This will require any individual bus operating on a public local bus service, into the Clean Air Zone, five or more times per day to be ultra low emission bus standard.

Elsewhere parents are being encouraged to walk or cycle their children to school along quieter routes, as research by Global Action Plan for Clean Air Day found primary school children are exposed to 2.5 times more pollution when walking a busy route to school compared to a quiet route.

Messages promoting Clean Air Day have also been displayed on all major routes into Aylesbury town centre on the electronic road signs with a message highlighting what action motorists can take to improve air quality on the day itself, such as turning your auto engine off when in traffic.

"Of course, we all want clean air but this has to be paid for and road haulier can not be expected to foot the entire bill". "We need to radically reduce the number of cars driving in and around Leeds and give people affordable and reliable public transport as well as safe walking and cycling routes across the city".

Children at a Leicester school were given a chance to enjoy a traffic-free street as part of national Clean Air Day.

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