Cutting Kingston’s air pollution vital for our children’s health


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New research confirms Kingston’s most polluted roads are just metres away from playgrounds of some of the borough’s most popular schools.

Children’s health could be seriously affected, according to the research by ClientEarth - environmental lawyers who
successfully prosecuted Conservative Ministers for breaking clean air laws.

“The evidence linking air pollution to various diseases gets stronger every day,” warns local Lib Dem MP, Ed Davey.

“Cutting air pollution isn’t just an environmental issue: it’s vital for children’s health and schools.”

Kingston road has “illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide"

The worst offenders are Cromwell Road and London Road - running past Tiffin School and Kingston Grammar - with some of London’s highest levels of nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant causing problems like asthma.

ClientEarth’s “Poisoned Playgrounds” report allows parents to see air pollution levels near their child’s school at
www.clientearth.org/poisoned-playgrounds.

Calls to boost electric vehicle take-up

Lib Dems demand electric vehicle charging push Kingston Liberal Democrats are pushing forward an ambitious local strategy to help tackle air pollution. They plan to encourage motorists to stop leaving their vehicles idling when stationary, pushing for more electric buses in the borough and making it easy for people to re-charge electric cars across Kingston.


 “We need to fast-track the switch to electric vehicles and buses to help cut air pollution,” argues local campaigner and mechanical engineering graduate Zain Abbas.


 


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