Air pollution kills. Europe must protect our children now!

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Nine-year-old Ella Roberta Kissi-Debrah died in February 2013 after suffering over years of seizures, being in a coma 3 times and 27 separate visits to hospital as a result of asthma attacks.  She lived close to heavily polluted roads in London. Professor Stephen Holgate, one of the UK's leading experts on asthma and air pollution, has since linked her death to deadly levels of air pollution which she breathed as she walked to school or played outside. 

I, Rosamund, Ella’s mother, am standing up for the right of our European children to breathe clean air.   Support my call to demand the European Commission to make action on air pollution an urgent political priority in their next mandate.

SUPPORT ROSAMUND, SIGN THE PETITION TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN OUR CITIES

Around 90% of citizens living in European cities are exposed to pollutants, largely emitted by road traffic, often breaching legal limits and at concentrations higher than the air quality levels deemed harmful to health.  The World Health Organization considers air pollution to be the greatest environmental risk to health[1]  Each day at least 1,000 people in Europe die prematurely from diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart and lung disease caused by poor air quality[2].

Yet, the car industry and most recently the German government maintain that air pollution is not that dangerous and are trying to water down the current EU’s air pollution limits.

This unnecessary loss of life can no longer be accepted. Sign this petition to help me make EU lawmakers understand that clean air can’t wait - it’s a priority, now!

SUPPORT ROSAMUND, SIGN THE PETITION TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN OUR CITIES

Following the European Parliament elections, the new Commission must:

  • Make clean air an urgent priority in the next term
  • Make sure that existing air pollution limits are respected
  • Take dirty cars off our roads

Let’s remind the European Commission our health comes first!

SUPPORT ROSAMUND, SIGN THE PETITION TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN OUR CITIES



[1] https://www.who.int/emergencies/ten-threats-to-global-health-in-2019
[2] https://www.who.int/airpollution/data/AP_joint_effect_BoD_results_May2018.pdf