More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads
More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas with toxic levels of air pollution, the UN children’s organisation Unicef has warned.
Tests suggesting that children walking along busy roads are exposed to a third more air pollution than adults, as their shorter height places them close to passing car exhausts, were also released on Thursday.
Welcome to the the second issue of the Clean Air Countdown, the regular briefing from the global #BreatheLife campaign, whose aim is to reduce annual deaths from air pollution by 50 percent by 2030.
As cities and regions around the world mobilize to meet WHO air quality guidelines, this newsletter will mark milestones, celebrate successes and highlight top headlines from the global campaign for cleaner air.