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British people unaware of pollution levels in the air they breathe – study


‘Citizen science’ project launched as FoE survey indicates population outside London overestimates air quality. People across the UK are underestimating the impact of the air pollution crisis in their local areas, according to a new survey. Almost two thirds of respondents said they were concerned about the issue of air pollution, but only one in 10 said they thought the air they breathe is bad. Last week the Guardian revealed that there are 802 educational institutions in the capital where pupils as young as three are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause serious long term health problems. And government statistics show 38 our of 43 UK “air quality zones” breach legal limits for air pollution. Friends of the Earth, which carried out the latest survey, said that despite the growing evidence many people – particularly outside London – were still unaware of the dangers of air pollution. “With only 1 in 10 British adults rating their air quality as poor despite swaths of the country breaking legal limits for air pollution, it seems the message about the scale and danger of air pollution isn’t getting through,” said Oliver Hayes, a Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/01/british-people-unaware-pollution-levels-air-breathe-friends-earth

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