ACOEM Air Monitors – playing our part to tackle air pollution on Clean Air Day, 8 October
On 8 October, Clean Air Day will see schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across the UK run activities and take action to inspire people to take simple steps to protect their health, and their families’ health, from air pollution.
Air Monitors is supporting Clean Air Day through pledging to work from home, cycling, leaving the car at home etc. We all have a part to play in keeping our air clean – together let’s make Oct 8 the cleanest Clean Air Day yet. During the COVID-19 lockdown we experienced cleaner air and saw massive shifts to low pollution behaviours. Let’s keep up the momentum and keep our air clean.
Everybody can have a positive impact on air quality and Air Monitors would like to inspire staff/customers to understand what they can do to reduce air pollution and limit its impact on their health and that of others.
Air pollution affects your health from your first breath to your last, as the damage to our health can start when we’re a baby and carry on through into old age.
The good news is that our air pollution crisis is solvable and there are simple steps we can all take to help our family avoid toxic air and cut down on the pollution we emit – it’s good for us and good for the planet too.
8 October is a day of practical action and awareness-raising, so we can all breathe cleaner air. Clean Air Day gives every school, hospital, workplace and housing estate free access to cuttingedge advice on avoiding and tackling urban air pollution, approved by health experts and academics.
All the information on how to get involved in Clean Air Day is available from the Clean Air Day
About Clean Air Day, 8 October 2020
Air pollution affects us from our first breath to our last and harms the health of millions. But there
are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other
Clean Air Day is the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign. It’s a chance to find out more about air
pollution, share information, and make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
Find out more at cleanairday.org.uk
Air pollution causes illnesses such as heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight, can
affect children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues. As well as
damaging our health when we are out and about, there is also air pollution in our homes that
can be harmful too.
Clean Air Day is coordinated by environmental change charity Global Action Plan and supported
by over 200 health institutions, councils and universities, including the Royal College of Physicians,
the British Lung Foundation and various NHS Trusts.
Collaboration with Environmental Protection Scotland/Scottish Government and the Welsh Government is bringing the campaign to life in Scotland and Wales.
About Global Action Plan
Global Action Plan is a charity that helps people live more sustainable lives by connecting what is
good for us and good for the planet. We deliver national and global programmes through a
network of local delivery teams in over 24 countries, from The United States and UK, to Hungary.
Global Action Plan works with many kinds of organisations, from leading FTSE100 multinational
companies and the NHS, to local schools and community bodies.
We see people as part of the solution, not part of the problem, when it comes to creating an
environmentally sustainable world.
To get involved in Clean Air Day and learn more about how air pollution could be affecting you and
your family’s health, visit cleanairday.org.uk or search #CleanAirDay. Due to Covid-19, please
ensure that any activities you undertake meet with your government’s guidelines.
Clean Air Day is coordinated by © Global Action Plan on behalf of over 250 Support