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CLEAN AIR DAY

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June 19. 2019
John Foley

                                                              

Clean Air Day is the   UK's largest air pollution campaign. It's a chance to find out more about air   pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the   air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
 
  Why is it so important?

      
  1. It is estimated that long-term exposure to man-made        air pollution in the UK has an        annual effect equivalent to 28,000 to 36,000 deaths        as well as contributing to ill-health throughout an individual’s lifetime.
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  3. Air pollution affects everyone but there are        inequalities in exposure and the greatest impact is on the most        vulnerable.
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  5. Between 2017 and 2025, the total cost to the NHS and        social care of treating air-pollution related diseases is estimated to        be between �1.6bn        and �5.56bn        (focussing specifically on fine particulate matter and nitrogen        dioxide). 
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  7. By 2035, air pollution will cause up to an estimated 2.5m new cases of disease.
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  9. Air pollution may be damaging every single organ and cell in the human        body


  Two of the biggest sources of air   pollution are transport and energy industries and this is why the   NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) committed to:

      
  • At least 90% of the NHS fleet using low-emissions        engines (including 25% Ultra Low Emissions) by 2028, and
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  • Primary heating from coal and oil fuel in NHS sites        being fully phased out.

What   can you do for Clean Air Day? Could your organisation undertake a free Green Fleet Review? Could   you consider the impact of travel within your work programme or the services   you commission? What about individual   contributions to emissions; could you encourage colleagues to walk or   cycle to work for the day, or make a pledge to stop idling?
   

Let us know what   you're doing on Twitter using @sduhealth and #CleanAirDay or by emailing england.sdu@nhs.net

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