Highlights from Clean Air Day 2019
From Sky’s Sunrise programme to the Southport Champion the Clean Air Day campaign reached new corners of the mainstream media last year and presented 963 million opportunities for people to learn about air pollution.
Over 45,000 social media posts were made for Clean Air Day and social media generated 381 million opportunities to learn about air pollution.
Most UK cities have had illegally polluted air for nearly a decade, and the effect of air pollution is particularly bad on children.
Proposals to close roads outside schools during drop-off and pick-up times are among plans to tackle air pollution in Bristol. Mayor Marvin Rees also pledged to "remove traffic" from parts of the old city and to "take a fresh look" at a possible workplace parking levy.
More than half of unborn babies are exposed to increased levels of toxic air pollution when mothers increase their use of cars and taxis in the later stages of pregnancy. Research by New Opinium, commissioned for Clean Air Day, revealed 57 per of mothers travelled more often by car when they were heavily pregnant, often for work reasons due to company's not supporting home-working.