Did you know that air pollution on side streets is often at least 20% lower than on busy roads? Or that the most polluted place to be on the roads is inside a vehicle because they gather pollution? The UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June is a chance to find out more about air pollution, learn how to avoid it and discover the practical things that people can do to reduce local pollution levels.
Let’s create a cleaner future together on National Clean Air Day. If you normally take children to school in the car or drive into work/study, try taking the train or bus, cycling, or walking instead. If you have to drive, try turning your engine off when idling in queued traffic and at traffic lights. Every little helps.