Clean air is essential for good health and for the environment and climate. We will work to make positive changes which can also have positive beneficial effects in terms of on travel to school and work, being active, reducing traffic and noise, and enabling people to enjoy green spaces.
Over the next four years we will:
- Ensure that outdoor air quality supports healthier lives in all communities.
JSNA - Air Quality (2015)
- Long term exposure to air pollution can cause respiratory and cardiovascular disease, as well as lung cancer.
- Short term exposure to air pollution can worsen symptoms for those with asthma, respiratory or cardiovascular disease, and can trigger heart attacks.
- The most deprived 20% of neighbourhoods in England have higher air pollution levels than the least deprived neighbourhoods.
Our other priorities
Give every child the best start in life
Improve everyone’s mental health and wellbeing
Ensure good food and nutrition for all
Prevent homelessness and help those who are homeless to have better health outcomes
Help people to stop smoking, as well as encourage others to not start smoking
Reduce the levels of harmful drinking of alcohol in our communities
Prevent domestic abuse and support survivors to rebuild their lives
Support residents to have control and maintain a healthy weight