The dire warnings about air pollution’s impact can leave us feeling scared and stuck. As a systemic problem there are limits to what individuals can do in isolation to protect themselves. But is that the full picture? What is the potential for individuals and businesses to support change?
A Low Emission Zone for non-road mobile construction machinery in London is helping to reduce the plant’s contribution to the city’s air pollution – and in May this year, the project was judged Innovator of the Year at the Fleet Vision International Awards.
By Andrew Gordon, Cleaner Construction for London on 05 June 2023
British Safety Council’s Head of Policy and Communications, Stephen Cooke, represented the Time to Breathe campaign on the risks to outdoor workers at an event to launch the Health Air Coalition’s new strategy and brand in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 18 April.
The odds of being diagnosed with common mental health disorders are greater for people living in polluted areas, even when factors like socioeconomic deprivation have been accounted for, a new report has cited.
Poor indoor air quality can have a negative impact on productivity and may even affect our future health, so it’s vital employers consider ways of reducing our exposure to airborne hazards like chemicals.
By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 06 April 2023