Professor Stephen Holgate, the leading air pollution academic, Defra and Public Health England have thrown their weight behind a new online “hub” that for the first time pulls together easily accessible public information on air pollution.

The Clean Air Hub, launched in June 2019 as part of the Clean Air Day air pollution campaign, is designed as a comprehensive “one-stop shop” that addresses gaps in public understanding of air pollution.

The Hub provides:

  • Easy guidance on the sources of air pollution and simple ways to reduce it in the home and outdoors.
  • Information on how air pollution affects people’s health and what they can do to protect themselves.

Says Professor Holgate, Medical Research Council Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton: “The Clean Air Hub could not have come sooner – the need for something like this has been glaringly obvious to all of us working on air pollution.

"The risks to our health from air pollution cannot be understated, so making people aware of this and the simple things they can do to protect themselves, is an important part of solving this public health crisis.”

The initiative comes on the heels of recent Opinium research, commissioned for Global Action Plan’s Clean Air Public Insights Tracker, that reveals that 94% of the public think that reducing air pollution should be a priority for the UK, but only 16% knew where to go to for advice on air pollution.

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