Thread Reader
Kevin Fenton

Kevin Fenton
@ProfKevinFenton

Nov 25
18 tweets
Twitter

Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. Air pollution is a major cause of premature death and disease; an estimated 4,000 deaths in London are caused by air pollution each year. clientearth.org/latest/latest-…
It affects everyone who lives and works in London, and its impacts are felt throughout the lifecourse from before birth to old age. inews.co.uk/news/health/uk…
Two million Londoners, including more than 400,000 children who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution, are living in areas exceeding legal limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). standard.co.uk/news/health/lo…
99% of Londoners live in an area where fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exceeds guidelines recommended by the World Health Organisation. theguardian.com/environment/20…
The second inquest for the death of nine-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah bought sharp focus to the critical issues of air pollution and its impact on human health. judiciary.uk/wp-content/upl…
As climate change and air pollution are closely interlinked, the climate change emergency declarations and recent COP27 summit has put a further spotlight on the issue. twitter.com/UniofOxford/st…
Air pollutants kill around 7m people every year. Many air pollutants - when inhaled - can cause humans to develop heart and lung diseases, as well as cancer. Oxford academics explain why cutting carbon emissions is urgent ⬇ #COP27 ox.ac.uk/news/2022-11-1…
London health and care partners are committed to tackling air pollution and improving public health. This is encapsulated in the 2019 London Vision commitment on air quality. healthylondon.org/vision/
In 2019 the Health and Care Vision included air quality as one of its 10 Priority Aims, looking to adopt a more integrated approach to the way system partners address the issue.
Action to reduce air pollution and improve health requires an inclusive, multi-disciplinary approach across health, transport and environment services. twitter.com/MayorofLondon/…
In London, we’re taking bold action to address air pollution, the climate emergency and congestion. A new report shows our scrappage schemes were effective and popular, helping Londoners scrap their older, polluting vehicles and switch to cycling, walking or public transport.
As we build back greener post COVID-19, we must take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to working more closely together, for example to address key concerns raised in the Report to Prevent Future Deaths and maximise their impact. judiciary.uk/prevention-of-…
Urgent action is needed right now, to drive the necessary change for improving the health of Londoners and for future generations. We have the committed leadership to help achieve this, but we need to strengthen our coordination and work programmes. twitter.com/MayorofLondon/…
LIVE FROM 11:25 AM: London’s toxic air is hurting & killing thousands of people every year. It’s harming unborn babies, stunting children’s lungs & causing dementia & cancer in adults. We must act. Join me as I speak about how we’re making London healthier for everyone ⬇️
Here are some key resources for more information: The charity Global Action Plan has collected everything you need to know about air pollution, its impacts on health, and what action you can take all in one place in their Clean Air Hub: cleanairhub.org.uk
AirTEXT provides air quality alerts via email and text when high levels of air pollution are forecast in London. You can sign up here: airtext.info/signup
Keep an eye out for the Mayor’s air quality alerts which are displayed on roadside signs and at all bus and tube countdown signs and shared on the GLA and Mayoral twitter accounts. They are also emailed to over 3,300 school email accounts and all boroughs.
Check out the Breathe London map for local air quality levels: breathelondon.org Community organisations can apply for a free air quality sensor through the Breathe London Community Programme.
The application process for the next round will open at the end of the summer: breathelondon.org/apply
The London Schools Pollution Helpdesk provides advice, resources and practical measures to improve air quality in and around your school in order to protect children’s health: pollutionhelpdesk.co.uk
Kevin Fenton

Kevin Fenton

@ProfKevinFenton
CBE PrFPH | Public Health Director for London | Passionate about leadership, health, equity, innovation & impact | He/Him | Following/being followed ≠ Endorsed.
Follow on Twitter
Missing some tweets in this thread? Or failed to load images or videos? You can try to .