- Why must those most disadvantaged have to breathe polluted air?
- We would not accept poor water quality so why should we accept air filled with pollutants?
- What can we all do to make the air we breathe safer?
Recent studies show a clear link between poor air quality and poor health, often affecting deprived areas and leading to premature death. The impact of poor air quality occurs across a lifetime, from the womb all the way through to the years of older age. Harm to babies and children will have an impact that lasts far into the future. Air quality improvements made now will have long-term benefits, protecting older people, and adults with long-term conditions, and easing the pressure on our health services.
We urgently need to create a joined up approach across the South West to reduce emissions. We also need to assume personal responsibility for clean up the air around us, not only for our benefit, but also for our children and grandchildren.
This event offers you the chance to:
- Connect with other professional, agencies and groups
- Discuss priorities for action and local networks
- Update your knowledge of best practice and evidence
- Develop new ideas and solid actions to improve air quality in your organization and local area
The content is still being developed, but topics will include:
- Health impact evidence and data
- Economics of air quality
- Built environment – planning and air quality / active travel design
- Best practice examples of air quality approaches
- Technological solutions / barriers to use