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2011-06-24

The Guardian: "Are Londoners ready to die for their air quality?"

Link to 'The Guardian'

"Yesterday, there were two stories that stood out: Brits spend 214 days of their lives in traffic jams and – more worrying – that more than 1,100 London schools, from nurseries to secondaries, are near roads carrying 10,000 or more vehicles a day – which could be responsible for up to 30% of all new cases of asthma in children.

"This double whammy of news follows a report released last week that states Britain has the most congested roads in Europe. Poor air quality is the cause of more than 4,000 deaths in London each year. The cost to the public purse comes in at a cool £2bn a year. If we do not bring our air pollution within legal limits, we also face unlimited EU fines.

"The environmental group with whom I campaign, Climate Rush, has a protest planned, but will it be enough to focus policy attention on this crucial moment for London's air quality?"

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