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Action to Improve Air Quality

March 13, 2022 11:33 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Air pollution is to blame for nearly 40,000 deaths each year in the UK.

Everyone has the right to clean air, but it's a right many people in the UK are unable to realise. The Conservatives have repeatedly failed to take meaningful action to address this killer.

1 in 4 pupils attend schools in areas over air pollution limits.

Our national limits for nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter are set at four times the level of the World Health Organisation guidelines. 1 in 4 pupils attend schools in areas over air pollution limits. And the UK has broken air pollution limits for a decade, costing the NHS billions to treat people affected.

We need to ensure that the right to clean air is one which people can realise.

That's why today Liberal Democrat members have passed a new policy calling for:

Read the full motion

Reducing air pollution is vital for the health of everyone in the UK, particularly children.