Toxic Air Is A Silent Killer In Britain's Poorest Communities, Experts Warn

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Toxic Air Is A Silent Killer In Britain's Poorest Communities, Experts Warn

Post by Didge on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:41 am

The UK’s poorest communities are being hit the hardest by air pollution - but data shortages mean its full impact remains hidden.

Studies show people in areas where poverty is highest are more likely to live near a busy main road, have to send their children to a school with a ‘poisoned playground’ and suffer from debilitating health conditions, while struggling under “a wider picture of inequality”.

Now experts are warning that councils are too cash-strapped to build up a proper picture of the effects of toxic air in their towns and cities, and are not being properly equipped to tackle the problem, despite promises by ministers to make it a top priority.


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/toxic-air-is-silent-killer-in-uks-poorest-communities-experts-warn_uk_5a4f54cde4b089e14dba06c1?utm_hp_ref=uk-homepage

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Post by Jules on Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:00 pm

Plant more trees and greenery to improve the quality of the air. Takes a while to get results but you've got to start somewhere.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:17 pm

Many "posh" houses, or older houses which cost more, are on main roads though, at least in towns. It's the cheaper estate houses which don't have so much traffic.

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