Everyone has the right to breathe clean air! But in almost every area of the UK people are exposed to toxic levels of air pollution.
Air pollution is dangerous to all our health. It gets into our lungs and can damage every organ in the body. For those who are more vulnerable – children, pregnant women, older people and those living with lung conditions – simply going outside can lead to hospital.
The government has promised to set new legal targets to reduce air pollution. However, they want to wait until 2040 to take action. This is not good enough.
We need to send a message to the government; we need clean air NOW!
This tool has been created to help you respond to the UK Government’s official consultation on setting new air pollution targets for England under the Environment Act 2021