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Get updates here on selected items of news and view relevant to clean air in Bishopson. This treatment complements what you'll find via our social media feeds. Disclaimer! we are not pretending to offer a comprehensive news service on clean air! but other sections of this site point you to further information and definitive sources...

Bristol trafficNearly 6 months after BCC was required by government to come up with full details of its policy on clean air plans, the decision (though still after being taken to be available for public consultation) will now finally be made on June 18th. For more details see here and here

wood burning pollThe air pollution that we breathe every day is largely invisible but it is killing us. How did it get this bad, and how can we stop it? Far from a modern day problem, scientists were aware of the impact of air pollution as far back as the seventeenth century.

Human HealthThis worrying new research summarised in the Guardian indicates that scientists have been underestimating the range and scale of damage that can be caused to our bodies by small particulate pollution.

CADBIntro2We've now completed our planning for Clean Air Day Bishopston, Thursday 20th June 2019, all day, at and around Boston Tea Party, Nevil Road/Gloucester Road, BS7 8PE.

congested trafficMany parents would move to areas with lower levels of air pollution - if they could afford it. The work of the charity HUBBUB and further details on this story here

Children and stressNew research just published shows a link between increased levels of a chemical associated with stress and anxiety and exposure to air pollution. More on this topic here

school streetsThis kit has been successfully used by Hackney Council for two years and has reduced the volume of traffic using roads past school gates, both school-run and through traffic.

school walkA new report by the charity 'Living Streets' identifies many parents' concerns for their children's health as they breathe polluted air on the way to and from school.  But it reminds us that  ‘Exposure to pollution can be far higher sitting in the back of a car or in a bus than outside....

houses and roads

This recent article in the Guardian will worry many who own houses in traffic heavy urban areas like London, Bristol and other cities. But making people more aware in this way of the problem of living in conditions of poor air quality may hasten action to reduce it.

 

en lawThe Environmental Audit Comittee lambasts the proposed environmental standards in this draft Environmental Bill designed for when we have left the EU, saying it ‘severely downgrades’ the environmental principles presently used to guide EU law and policy.

 

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