Air pollution is a national health emergency in the UK. It harms the health of hundreds of thousands, with estimates linking poor air to around 40,000 early deaths each year. Many of these early deaths occur in cities, where road transport is one of the leading causes of air pollution, and so policies at the city-level are crucial to solving the problem. What's more, action to reduce air pollution - such as cycling and walking instead of using a car - could unlock enormous health benefits for millions of people, creating, in turn, cleaner, safer, more liveable cities.
Join us in Glasgow on Clean Air Day for a discussion on the air quality crisis in Scotland and Glasgow, one of the UK’s most polluted cities, the solutions for tackling it and the large health benefits that could be realised in the process.
This event is FREE, but please register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/realising-the-health-benefits-of-cleaner-air-tickets-46221996235
Doors open at 10:30 am with talks starting at 11:00 am, followed by a Q&A.
Confirmed speakers include:
Anna Richardson, Councillor and City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council
Theresa Fyffe, Director, Royal College of Nursing in Scotland
Jackie Hyland, Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Ben Edwards, Member of Scottish Youth Parliament for Stirling
Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Director of UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Clare Carruthers, Environmental Protection Scotland
The event is organised by the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, which represents Britain's leading health institutions, including Medical and Nursing Royal Colleges, faculties, societies, and the Lancet and the BMJ.
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