Air pollution is a big issue in the UK, particularly for those of us living in cities. Poor air quality has been found to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 months, costing the NHS up to £20 billion a year. Air pollutions levels, specifically Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), have continued to exceed EU standards for a number of roads in Brighton.
Air pollution even at low levels exacerbates the symptoms of underlying illnesses such as respiratory disease and asthma and levels of air pollution in Brighton are unacceptable.
That's why BPEC is working with Argyll Environmental to increase awareness and tackle this important issue. Breathe in Brighton is our campaign, aimed at promoting sustainable forms of transport that reduce pollution. We want to encourage local people to use public transport and to cycle as much as they can. Engaging with the Council we want to make cycling safer in Brighton & Hove.
We held an event! - find out more
At the Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD. Speakers included Keith Taylor MEP and representatives from the Council, Client Earth and the University of Sussex.
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If you would like to get involved supporting this cause, please become a member of Brighton Peace and Environment Centre, or apply to volunteer with us and donate your time.