Dirty air is major cause of ill health and early death in our communities. In towns and cities, road vehicles are the main source of air pollution and this can contribute to a wide range of illnesses and conditions, including lung and heart diseases, some cancers, strokes and asthma too.
The most vulnerable in society including children and older people are the hardest hit
In Greater Manchester we have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the health impacts of poor air quality and also to advice on the actions people can take to protect themselves and to help to reduce pollution. We would be very grateful if you could please help us with this campaign by sending out the following messages either through your newsletter or via text to parents:-
- Dirty air can make children with asthma have attacks – and those attacks may be more severe. It’s crucial we clean up Greater Manchester’s Air. Find out more at https://cleanairgm.com/your-health
- Dirty air is now the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK. See these top tips to avoid it and help reduce it – https://cleanairgm.com/what-you-can-do