Councils failing to monitor most British schools for dangerous air pollution

Councils failing to monitor most British schools for dangerous air pollution
 

Councils are failing to monitor most schools in Britain for dangerous air pollution despite government advice, freedom of information requests have revealed.
All Britain’s 433 local councils were asked by the British Lung Foundation (BLF) whether they placed pollution monitors within 10 metres of school grounds. Of the 322 which replied, only 140 said they did.
In urban areas identified by the World Health Organisation as having harmful levels of particulate pollution, nearly half were found to be monitoring only one or two schools. Less than one in three local authorities monitored more... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 50
Source: Guardian
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