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Tackling the growing problem of air pollution and children’s health

Researchers, including nurses, will monitor the effects of low emission initiatives on children’s health
Queen Mary University hospital

Researchers, including nurses, will monitor London and Luton children’s health to see if low emission initiatives have an effect

Schoolgirl Romilly Slovach says she can 'smell and feel pollution in the air' outside her school, which is situated on a busy road.

‘It just makes my lungs feel so cramped. We normally do PE outside and the first time we did a mile round, I got very wheezy and had to take my asthma pump’, she says.

1 in 3

children in the UK grow up in areas with unsafe levels of levels of vehicle particulate pollution

(Source: UNICEF UK)

In 2,000 UK schools and nurseries, children like Romilly are being exposed to illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide from traffic exhaust, with 4.5


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