Air Pollution

Last edited 20 March 2017 at 1:40pm

Air Pollution is disgusting, dangerous and deadly. 40,000 lives were cut short by air pollution in the U.K. 10,000 of those deaths occurred in London alone. Whilst children, the elderly and sick and vulnerable people breathe in toxic air, politicians who have the power to change things are simply hiding their heads in the smog.  

Theresa May's government have the power and the tools to fix air pollution. The Prime Minister must develop an action plan to clean up our air, improve our journeys and save thousands of lives every year. For more info about what Greenpeace are calling for click here

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