Tonia Antoniazzi MP, has pledged her support for cleaner air in celebration of Clean Air Day, in light of new regulations which will come into effect by October.
Tonia said “Everyone deserves to breathe clean air: so it is concerning that there are neighbourhoods in south Wales and across the country that exceed safe pollution limits set by the World Health Organisation.
“The government must act to ensure ambitious clean air targets are reached by 2030 rather than 2040, to save tens of thousands of lives from premature deaths caused by dirty air and billions of pounds.
“Children are the most vulnerable to the effects of toxic air and we have a duty to ensure they are protected from harmful pollutants. Traffic controls outside schools at the start and end of the school day will help minimize our children’s exposure to air pollution and encourage more people to walk to school.
“We also need to give people precise information from live air quality monitors about the level of pollution near their homes so that people can be empowered.”