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Clean Air Event

Posted at 12:41 pm on 23rd May, 2019

Concerned about the dirty air your children breathe in Trafford?

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Imagine if you could change the quality of the air we breathe – in just one day. Air pollution in the UK has been declared a public health emergency by a cross-party group of MPs, and Dr Xand van Tulleken is checking what can be done about it. Enlisting the help of enthusiasts and sceptics from the Kings Heath community in Birmingham, Xand stages the first ever large-scale experiment of its kind – using people power to try and bring about a quantifiable improvement in air quality for a single day.

With the pollution levels on the high street at the cusp of legal limits, the odds are stacked against Xand and his team. Can they achieve the improbable? 

Can the power of communities – with the help of some ingenious tech and some of the best experts in pollution science – succeed where governments have failed? 

What lessons can we learn for our cities from his work?

Come and join members of the Clean Air Parents’ Network from Greater Manchester at Wellacre Academy for a free screening of this film followed by a Q&A session with panelists from health and the environment sectors, including:

Eleanor Roaf, Acting Director of Public Health, Trafford Council

Transport for Greater Manchester (tbc)

Dominic Goggins co-author of IPPR's 2018 Report Atmosphere: Towards a proper strategy for tackling Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis

Chair, Sue Huyton British Lung Foundation and Clean Air Parents' Network

Learn more about air quality in Trafford, how it impacts on your children’s health, and what we can do locally and nationally for clean air for our children to breathe with healthy lungs.

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