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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...

Space for Cycling ride 2014 flickr.comphotossamsaunders14207776955Sustrans has just released a report 'Transforming Cities: The potential of everyday cycling'.

Bearpit Graffiti 1If you want to find out more about the health dangers of breathing the ever increasing levels of air pollution in our city, Medact are organising an evening event on this issue, details of which can be found here.

Smog over Bristol Bristol has missed its governmental deadline and has still to present its plans for improving its air quality. All the more reason to support and get involved with CAB in pushing for local and Bristol wide action from BCC. Read more on the tardy efforts of the Council here

CAB logo CopyBack in 2017, concerns over air quality issues in Bishopston led to the formation of the campaign group, Clean Air Bishopston (CAB), in partnership with Sustainable Bishopston, Bristol Walking Alliance and others including local councillors.

air pollBristol and Air quality news. No vehicle idling zones: at a recent Full Council meeting, a LibDem motion was passed to implement zones where switching off idling engines is enforced to reduce air pollution.

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Sustrans, creaters of the National Cycle Network are trying to change parents' ingrained driving habits and encourage them and their children to be active by walking or cycling to school

No Idling Engine Off SignThis report in BristolLive looks at cross party support for a motion calling for the introduction of anti-idling zones in Bristol, though the earliest it could happen is autumn 2019 and then only involving four pilot zones.

carpollutionA letter has been sent to the Guardian newspaper from Mike Penrose Executive director at Unicef UK, Prof Russell Viner President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Prof Stephen Holgate Special adviser on air pollution for the Royal College of Physicians.

dt 150702 child lungs 800x600A recently published ten year study on the effect of exposure to high levels of air pollution strongly indicates this results in a 5% reduction in children's lung volume.

children and air pollutionNew research, in the journal of Environmental health, followed 2,318 children in southern California and built on earlier work which had identified traffic pollution as a major risk factor for the development of obesity in children. For more on this see this Guardian article

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