TOP TIPS TO HELP REACH OUT TO PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY AIR POLLUTION
There are illegal levels of air pollution in most areas of the UK. 59% of the population - 40 million people - live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health.
While it affects most of us, many people will be disproportionately impacted by air pollution. Understanding this can help you involve a wider range of people and build the broadest campaign that reflects the area and concerns of the community. The voices and experiences of those most affected can often be very powerful. Such voices will add even more strength and legitimacy to your campaign – making decision-makers more likely to hear and act on concerns.
Here are some facts and top tips to help your campaign reach out to and speak with those most affected by air pollution.
Please note: Many of the facts below are deeply worrying for many people – especially if people feel unable to do anything about it. So remember to be positive about your campaigning – together we can, and will, end dangerous levels of air pollution. Thousands of people up and down the country are taking action and forcing Government and councils to act. The more people are aware of this public health emergency, the more likely we are to secure the changes we need.
If people are concerned about their health they should discuss this with a health professional. If they are particularly vulnerable to poor air quality, they should check the Daily Air Quality Index’s advice.
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