Thursday 16th June 2022 is #CleanAirDay. Clean Air Day is the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign, helping to drive a positive shift in public knowledge and action on air pollution.
Even though we can’t see it, air pollution impacts our health whatever age we are and can affect every organ in the body. It is the biggest environmental threat to our health, no matter who you are or where you live. Children are especially vulnerable to the effects. Air pollution has been linked to low birth weights, poor lung development and may even contribute to reduced intelligence and mental health issues.
The good news is there are simple steps we can all take to help us avoid toxic air and cut down on the pollution we cause. Any reductions in air pollution that we make will lead to health improvements for us and in our local community – we can all play our part.
On Clean Air Day (Thursday 16th June), we would encourage staff and children to walk, cycle or scoot to school if possible (or walk part of the journey from a nearby location). Please raise awareness of Clean Air Day 2022 by including the attached information for parents in your school newsletters in the run up to Clean Air Day.
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