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Researchers Promote Awareness on Air Quality for National Clean Air Day

24 June 2018, 01:07 | Justin Tyler

Children exposed to 30 per cent more air pollution than adults because they are shorter, study finds

Children 30% more exposed to car fumes than adults because they are short

One in every six buses operating in South Yorkshire uses the cleanest Euro VI low emission engines.

"It's been hugely rewarding to teach the pupils all about what affects air quality - we're seeing the next generation of environmental activists at work!"

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.

Waltham Forest council in the north east of London is also working with schools to promote Clean Air Day, having recruited more than 30 schoolchildren to become Air Quality Ambassadors ahead of the event.

Or ask for a paper copy at West Offices.

A new working group, led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), has been established to study the effects of indoor air pollution on child health and what can be done to combat it.

This ill health means time off work and school and a cost to the NHS and our economy.

Children in cars stuck in traffic are exposed to double the level of pollutants than youngsters walking along even busy roads, raising their risk of health problems including asthma and potentially reducing the growth of their lungs.

The latest research shows that in 2016, 234 deaths in Buckinghamshire were directly attributed to poor air quality.

Parents can try this activity with their children at home or around their local area, and order a clean air kit here for a donation It comes with an air monitoring tube, air pollution guide and instructions to help you get started. "Although parents can reduce this impact by walking on less polluted roads and taking public transport, the United Kingdom government must take further steps to reduce toxic emissions from all roads", Grigg adds.

He said: "Our report called on Government to promote cross-departmental working, force auto manufacturers to contribute to a Clean Air Fund, and commit real financial support to local authorities breaching NO2 limits".

Ultra low emission buses (ULEBs) are those that have no exhaust emissions (e.g. electric buses) or have significantly reduced pollution emissions such as Euro 6 diesel buses, gas powered and electric hybrid buses.

As a part of the National Clean Air Day, researchers from the University of York have been involved in teaching children the significance of air quality.

Pictures attached show Micklegate campaigner Rosie Baker with her son Lyle and Green councillor Andy D'Agorne at pollution hotspot Rougier St.

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