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CHSS Director's address on local air quality

26 May 2017

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On Wednesday evening CHSS Director Prof Stephen Peckham spoke on ‘Air Quality in Canterbury; what we know and what we need to know’ at Canterbury Christ Church University. The event – hosted by the Sustainability Research Network – took place at the Old Sessions House, Canterbury.

Air pollution is a major public health problem and Canterbury already breaches national limits for nitrogen dioxide and ozone – both of which are associated with traffic emissions. With new developments the situation is likely to get worse unless we find new solutions. CHSS is currently undergoing a local pilot project to measure air quality in the city, explore the associated health impacts of poor air quality and outline ideas for tackling the issue.

Find out more about the project, in our recent CHSS newsletter (see p3)


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