12 hours ago Millions of patients are having to breathe toxic air in order to see 40, premature deaths a year in the UK and is linked to health Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said that it was 'just not acceptable that nearly 18 million people are breathing unsafe levels of air pollution. Toxic air kills 40, a year: Pollution levels in 43 UK towns and They warned dirty air damaged health 'from cradle to grave' – exposing tens of millions of Britons to . Government's duty to improve the air we breathe and to ensure that the biggest health threat of the 21st century, experts have warned. Doctors urge ministers to act as killed by asthma in England and and experts have warned growing air pollution and a lack of basic care Earlier this month a medical expert said the hospital admissions of a nine-year-old girl who 40, premature deaths in the UK and labelled a public health.
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The region has , patients registered at a GP surgery with high levels of PM2. Three in four Londoners — around 7. The East has 2. The Long Term Plan sets out how better use of technology can help make 30 million outpatient appointments, and millions of journeys to hospital, unnecessary.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said: We need to be given greater powers and funding to clean up our filthy air. A Government spokesman said: This new research will be truly shocking to the general public as it highlights that although the authorities keep telling the public they are dealing with this matter, the facts give an altogether different picture.
This backs up criticism of the Government's recent "New Clean Air Strategy", which is far too vague and toothless. The air pollution crisis needs real leadership and proper robust strategies to clean up the toxic air. This needs to be now, not in 21 years time, the year the Government intends to phase out diesel cars. But I am not surprised by these findings because of the inaction of local authorities and central Government.
Almost 40 of the most polluted local councils are meant to have handed in Clean Air Plans to the Environment Minister. Now we have discovered that air pollution was one of Ella Roberta's main triggers, the fact is her going to her hospital or her GP surgery was in fact making her condition worse.
Forty thousand Britons are killed by pollution every year Image: Three in four Londoners - around 7. Millions of us are exposed to potentially harmful levels of toxic air across the majority of England Image: Only the North-east has no patients registered in an area with excessive toxins.
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, mother of nine-year-old Ella Roberta, thought to have died from severe asthma Image:
Millions of people in the UK must travel to GP surgeries in areas with 'toxic' air pollution
3 days ago Millions of people in the UK must travel to GP surgeries in areas with 'toxic' air pollution. A third of people in Health warning as 18 million breathe toxic air: Pollution kills 40, Britons every year. Campaigners are As a mother I'm proud to support UNICEF's Toxic Air Campaign #toxicair, calling urgently. 15 hours ago Health warning as 18 million breathe toxic air: Pollution kills 40, Britons every year. Campaigners are today urging ministers to adopt World. Millions of people living in dozens of British cities are inhaling air Out of 51 UK cities and towns listed in an air quality database, 44 too dangerous to breathe by the World Health Organisation, a report has shown. . Each year, outdoor air pollution is estimated to cause 40, . 18/50 21 January