Clean Air Day
Did you know that air pollution affects you from your first breath to your last, as the damage to our health can start when we’re a baby and carry on through into age?
Did you know every year up to 36,000 people die from air pollution in the UK?
But our air pollution crisis is solvable. There are simple steps we can all take to avoid toxic air and cut down on the pollution we make.
Clean Air Day, on Thursday 20 June, is a day of action to talk about air pollution, find out what you can do to protect your health and start to take some of the simple air pollution busting steps that can help clean up our air.
It’s a moment when thousands of people up and down the country will be taking part in events, making personal pledges, walking to work or school instead of driving – and more.
So on Clean Air Day why not try something that protects your health and will reduce air pollution for everyone:
Make cleaner travel choices
- Give your car a day off [ Whenever possible walk, cycle or take public transport to work or school, or better still, work at home.
- Discover the side streets – Use quieter streets when you’re on a bike or on foot to avoid polluted main roads.
- Go electric – There are lots of ways you can travel electric. Hire an electric car, taxi or test drive an electric vehicle today.
- Don’t idle – If you drive, turn off your engine when your vehicle is stationary (and it’s safe to do so).
Make cleaner air decisions in the home
- Ventilate your home – Open windows and use extractor fans when cooking or using cleaning products, but close windows near busy roads during rush ours.
- Use burn dry, well-seasoned wood or smokeless fuel on your stove, open fire or barbeque.
- Have your boiler serviced regularly.
To get involved in Clean Air Day and learn more about how air pollution could be impacting you and your family’s health visit cleanairday.org.uk
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