AIR POLLUTION QUESTIONNAIRE: NOTES FOR RESPONDENTS
A) Contaminated air is particularly harmful for children. If your child breathes high levels of polluted air over a long period, they may be at risk of: (1) their lungs not working as well as they grow older; (2) developing asthma during childhood or as an adult; (3) wheezing & coughs; (4) lung cancer when they’re older; (5) infections like pneumonia. - The British Lung Foundation www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/signs-of-breathing-problems-in-children/air-pollution
C) Local weather forecasts often give pollution levels. London Air Quality Network www.londonair.org.uk provides information and maps of air
D) Walk, cycle or use public transport instead of driving, as cars pollute with their exhausts and with dust from tyres and brake pads. Don’t install wood or coal burning stoves and avoid having bonfires or smokey barbecues. Support initiatives by the Mayor and Council that reduce pollution such as the LEZ, ULEZ, electric buses, cycle lanes and incentives to use the cleanest vehicles.
More details: Friends of the Earth clean air campaign www.friendsoftheearth.uk/clean-air
E) We have a list of Ealing schools showing the
concentration of the pollutant NO2. You can also look at maps
showing pollution levels across Ealing and