We came together to fight COVID-19, now we need to come together to fight another invisible threat – air pollution.
Use your voice to take action against air pollution. Using our simple tool, email your MP and ask them to commit to supporting new targets that will clean up the air we breathe.
It only takes 2 minutes and can help make a difference!
Air pollution contributes to tens of thousands of early deaths in the UK every year.
1 in 6 people with a lung condition told us that better air quality during lockdown helped them breathe more easily.
Air pollution is a public health crisis. Dirty air can make symptoms worse and can trigger a flare up if you have a lung condition. New research even suggests that breathing polluted air could increase our risk of becoming very ill with Covid-19.
Contact your MP now using our simple tool. It’s really easy and takes just two minutes!
Our legal limit for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is DOUBLE the WHO’s recommended target.
We have an opportunity now to change the law so the government has to reach lower, safer levels of pollution. But we can’t do it without your help.
The Environment Bill, which provides a framework to set new targets for air quality, is going through parliament now and MPs will start debating it again soon.
We need a new legal limit for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. And the government need to commit to reaching this target by 2030 at the latest.
He has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) - a lung condition that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs. Here’s his story:
When I was diagnosed with a terminal lung condition, I moved to the country for better air quality. When I visit a built-up area, I really notice the difference it makes to my breathing.
During Covid-19 my breathing was so much easier due to the reduction in transport emissions. Air pollution is a public health emergency and must be a priority for the next Government.
She’s an air pollution campaigner who is taking action for cleaner air to protect her children’s lungs. Here’s her story:
I began campaigning to encourage the government to take action on air pollution because I have young children and there are very high levels of pollution where we live. I am very aware of the long-lasting damage air pollution can have, especially on developing lungs.
The sooner we make changes, the better, not just to protect the health of my children in the future, but the health of society as a whole.
The government has an opportunity to clean up the air, and we must all play a part in demanding a healthier environment for all.