Between 28.000 and 36.000 britons die every year from air pollution, according to the british health authorities.
Therefore, the playing now with the idea to ban the drivers to let the car run in idle in front of schools, hospitals and nursing homes – places where vulnerable people are located in large number.
- We ought to stop to run in idle in front of schools, and we should ensure that children can walk or bike to school, says the director of Britain's health service, Paul Cosford, to the BBC.
in Addition to the tomgangsforbuddet suggests the authorities are also a number of other actions to help improve air quality. It is apparent from a longer report, which the health authorities have just published.
In the report linked air pollution in strong terms, together with the development of heart disease, blood clots, breathing problems, asthma and lung cancer. Air pollution is thus one of the greatest environmental threats facing the british health, sounds.
Therefore, recommends the report, among other things, to introduce more 'clean air'zones in cities on the way to get rid of some of the most polluting cars in the tætbeboede areas.
In the slightly longer term want the authorities more sweeping changes in the larger towns and cities. By think the air pollution in the future urban planning will screens the population further from the harmful particles. It could for example be done by moving the major roads away from residential or designer wider streets with hedges, which can absorb the pollution.
in Addition, the government can get far by investing more in public transport and cycle paths, just like an ambitious expansion of the network of charging points for electric cars will also benefit the british health.
- Transport and urban planners will need to collaborate with other parties who are involved in air pollution, in order to ensure that the new initiatives will have a positive impact, says Paul Cosford for the BBC.