Almost 9,500 Londoners die prematurely due to toxic air new research shows

Almost 9,500 Londoners die prematurely each year as a result of air pollution in the capital new figures from Kings College London have shown. The research makes it imperative the Mayor finally get get serious”about tackling air pollution.

The Mayor needed to take tangible steps to improve London’s air quality including allowing London boroughs to opt into the new ultra-low emissions zone which will charge the worst polluting cars for entering central London from 2020.

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This research demonstrates that air pollution is one of the most serious public health emergencies facing London. Despite almost 9,500 Londoners dying every year, the Mayor has dithered and delayed when it comes to tackling our toxic air.

It’s time for the Mayor to get serious about air quality, that means expanding the proposed ultra-low emissions zone and allowing London boroughs to opt in should they wish. It should be an indisputable right of Londoners to breathe clean air, not an optional extra as the Mayor is currently treating it.

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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One Response to Almost 9,500 Londoners die prematurely due to toxic air new research shows

  1. Anon says:

    Despite this, Boris Johnson still wants to go ahead with the ridiculous Earls Court redevelopment, and promote cycling, in a busy and already polluted city. It’s a pity that we have to wait until next May for a new mayor when the one we already have, in my opinion, has already failed his purpose.

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