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Tackle the serious pollution levels in Brixton

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Poor air quality is not confined to central London, and in Brixton levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – which is linked to heart and lung diseases - are much higher than the European Union standards. The air quality monitoring station in Brixton Road recorded a whole year’s worth of NO2 in the first week of 2015 alone[1]. Incredibly, in 2014 the same site recorded average hourly levels of NO2 that were nearly four times higher than the EU target – higher than monitoring sites in Oxford Street, Euston Road and the City[2].

 

The Mayor has announced plans for an Ultra Low Emission Zone, which will ban the most polluting lorries, buses and cars. But this will not cover a lot of Lambeth, including Brixton.  While air quality is forecast to improve gradually over the next ten years, it is not acceptable that parts of Brixton look destined to remain polluted for years. Recently-published figures from Kings College London[3] show that in Lambeth alone almost 200 people died in 2010 as a result of exposure to nitrogen dioxide.  Sign our petition calling for the Ultra Low Emission Zone to be expanded to include all of Lambeth to improve air quality for people living and working in the area.  

 

Lambeth for a Cool Planet is a group of Lambeth residents who are alarmed by climate change and environmental pollution, and have recently set up a group to do something to make sure our children and all future generations live in a world that is habitable.   Please sign our first petition and help us improve air quality in Lambeth.

 

 

 


[1] Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite petition for cleaner buses, Change.org

[2] www.londonair.org.uk 

[3] Understanding the health impacts of air pollution in London. King’s College London. 2015

 



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