COMING UP FOR AIR

AIR - A short film about the air we breathe

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"We now have the technology for vehicles which are much less polluting, but we allow highly polluting diesel vehicles on our roads... focusing on removing the most toxic vehicles on the road will make a big difference. At the moment though, the sense of urgency isn’t there amongst policy makers. "

Professor Jonathan Grigg - Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine at Queen Mary University of London

 
 

 

"If policy isn't going to separate traffic from us. we have to separate ourselves from the traffic -  we can take alternative routes, that's one solution... You can reduce your exposures by 50% just by walking down the street away from the busy street"

Dr Ian Mudway, Lecturer in Respiratory Toxicology, Kings College London

 
 
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"Imagine that we were talking about people dying from cholera in the UK. The government would then put in every effort to deal with the cholera problem and it would be soon dealt with. But because we’re dealing with air pollution and the invisible nature of air pollution, and the car industry, and people’s driving habits, the government is preferring to do nothing."

James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth

"On the way to work, (I walk to work) I see parents pushing their babies in a pushchair and the babies are at the level of the exhaust fumes of these cars and it’s deeply troubling - and it needn’t be that way."

James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth

" The effects of air pollution happen nationally - it’s in every urban area. Where people are living near main roads, near roads, they’re going to have health defects. So it’s a national problem which needs a national solution."
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"The government certainly understands the health effects of air pollution.  The debate is: how much money are they prepared to spend to reduce levels?" 

Professor Jonathan Grigg - Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine at Queen Mary University of London

 

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