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US NewsNearly three million British children face pollution risk with 6,000 UK schools in areas ruled to have high toxicity (including every one in London)

10:01  09 may  2019
10:01  09 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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with 6 , 000 UK schools in areas ruled to have high toxicity ( including every one in London ). Air pollution is thought to contribute to around 40, 000 early deaths a year. About 6 ,500 nursery, primary and secondary schools with a total of 2. 6 million children are in areas where levels of toxic

Air pollution is world’s single biggest environmental health risk , according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and In Europe, 120 million children live in areas where outdoor air pollution exceeds international limits, and At least 3 , 000 schools are located within illegal levels of pollution .

Nearly three million British children face pollution risk with 6,000 UK schools in areas ruled to have high toxicity (including every one in London) Millions of schoolchildren are being poisoned by pollution every day, analysis has shown.

About 6,500 nursery, primary and secondary schools with a total of 2.6million children are in areas where levels of toxic particles exceed the World Health Organisation's recommended limit.

The fine particles tested, known as PM2.5, are the most dangerous form of air pollution and can get into the lungs and into the blood stream.

Nearly three million British children face pollution risk with 6,000 UK schools in areas ruled to have high toxicity (including every one in London) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited About 6,500 nursery, primary and secondary schools with a total of 2.6million children are in areas where levels of toxic particles exceed the World Health Organisation’s recommended limit (file photo)

Research by The Times using data from the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory found that every school in the capital is over the WHO limit of 10mg per cubic metre, along with 234 in Birmingham. Leicester and Nottingham each have dangerous levels affecting more than 100 schools.

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In 2018 an estimated 6 .2 million children and adolescents under the age of 15 years died, mostly from Nearly half of these deaths are in newborns. Similarly, the worldwide number of overweight children increased from an estimated 31 million in 2000 to 42 million in 2015, including in reduce newborn mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1 000 live births in every country (SDG 3 .2); and.

Across the UK 48, 000 children were being home-educated in 2016-17, up from about 34, 000 in " I 'm not sure it's very useful anymore to put 30 children in one classroom with an adult all doing the " Every school we were offered was looking at him like a problem to solve, rather than a person they

The revelations come days after Rosamund Kissi-Debrah from south London won her fight for a new inquest into the death of her daughter, Ella.

She says the nine-year-old asthma sufferer's death in 2013 was caused by toxic fumes from a busy road near their home in Hither Green.

Air pollution is thought to contribute to 40,000 early deaths a year, and is particularly dangerous for the young, the elderly and those with lung conditions.

Nearly three million British children face pollution risk with 6,000 UK schools in areas ruled to have high toxicity (including every one in London) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The revelations come days after Rosamund Kissi-Debrah from south London won her fight for a new inquest into the death of her daughter, Ella, pictured. She says the nine-year-old asthma sufferer’s death in 2013 was caused by toxic fumes from a busy road near their home

Jonathan Grigg, professor of paediatric respiratory medicine at Queen Mary University of London, told The Times that children exposed to toxic air suffer 'reduced lung function growth, increased risk of serious lung infections, and increased risk of developing life-long asthma'.

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According to Age UK , 1 .4 million people over the age of 65 are not getting the care they need. That represents one in seven of all older people and Despite the challenges being faced by the NHS, the majority of the public say they are satisfied with services. The British Social Attitudes poll of nearly 3

The analysis, by Diabetes UK , warns that 29 per cent of adults, and 20 per cent of children leaving primary school are obese. The condition can cause serious health complications, which can lead to blindness and amputations. One in ten patients admitted to hospital are suffering from the condition.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the WHO had described the Government's clean air strategy outlined in January as a model for other countries to follow.

He admitted the Government wanted to be 'more ambitious' but stressed: 'One of the things that makes it difficult for people to plan – the people with whom we need to work in industry and local government – is if they feel that there is a constantly revised and constantly changing set of targets.'

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