Saddleworth MP backs Clean Air Day for heart health

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Parents are being urged to pick quieter roads to protect them from toxic air and also ditch the auto, because pollution inside vehicles is 50 per cent higher than on the pavement.

Clean air - we all want to know our air is healthy.

Local authorities, businesses and charities across the country are gearing up for the second Clean Air Day, with organisers expecting over 400 events to take place tomorrow (21 June) as part of the initiative.

Evidence shows that spending time in areas with high levels of air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms, damage lung function and cause other health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and low birth weight.

The BHF is urging government to make this happen by adopting World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines into United Kingdom law.

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Mrs Abrahams, who is MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, said: "It's important that we have better air quality so anyone living with health problems doesn't need to worry about dirty air damaging their health".

Cheshire West and Chester council is also offering subsidised public transport on Clean Air Day by providing free Park & Ride travel in Chester.

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.

So how can you get your children involved in the day?

The report, due to be published in autumn 2019, will provide practical recommendations to Government on what can be done to reduce indoor air pollution.

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Professor Jonathan Grigg, a paediatric respiratory consultant and Co-Chair of the Working Group, said:"The potential for indoor-generated air pollution to cause major health effects in children can not now be ignored".

"We all have a part to play in ensuring that our children, their children and future generations to come enjoy longer, healthier lives because they have access to the clean air we are now denying ourselves".

People across the region are being encouraged to make a long-term pledge to change their travel habits for the second Greater Manchester Clean Air Day.

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council, said: "The biggest cause of air pollution is road transport, particularly diesel vehicles, so we need to take action to discourage the most polluting vehicles from entering the worst-hit parts of the city". Tackling air pollution is not just on one day a year, so teachers can still plan a lesson after the day.

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