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17th Jun 2021
On Thursday 17th June 2021, we are highlighting our desire to create a clean air environment for our children where they can learn and play safely.
This is incredibly important for children’s health, as explained by one of our Respiratory Consultants, Ian Sinha, “Babies and children are particularly at risk from the effects of air pollution. Developing lungs are highly sensitive to air pollution even before birth. Children are the right height to breathe in traffic fumes and they breathe in more air for their size compared to adults. High levels of air pollution contribute to asthma and respiratory infections. Children’s lungs need to last for the rest of their lives and children should have the right to breathe clean air. Let’s all have a think about what we can do to help protect children’s lungs on #CleanAirDay.”
There are a number of ways you can contribute to a #cleanair environment. For example:
•Give your car a day off – Walk, cycle or take public transport to work or school
•Use quieter streets when you’re on foot to avoid polluted main roads.
•If you drive, turn off your engine when your vehicle is stationary, and it is safe to do so
•Avoid using wood burning stoves and open fires
•Avoid burning household and garden waste – take it to the tip instead.
Alder Hey is committed to a clean air environment for all children and young people not just today but every day. Click the link here to hear all about our ‘Green Plan.’
We also have exciting news in regards to a Clean Air Clinic, which is a huge step in this positive direction. More information about this will be available in the near future.
Click the link to the Clean Air Day official website here to learn more about clean air day with a variety of resources and what you can do to help. You can also visit https://www.blf.org.uk/take-action/clean-air/liverpool .
For further information follow the official Clean Air Day UK’s twitter account: @cleanairdayuk
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