This is a public health crisis. We doctors want to see diesel cars phased out, investment in clean air zones, and more
A study published this week shows that air pollution has an alarming effect on our cognitive abilities. Shocking as this conclusion 1is in itself, the report joins a long list of research linking toxic air to serious health problems, and demonstrates the devastating consequences air pollution has on people living in towns and cities across the UK.
As a doctor working in A&E, I was shocked by the number of children I treated this summer whose health was harmed by air pollution. I saw children choking with asthma and struggling to breathe.