CHSS Director - Canterbury needs cleaner air now!
12 March 2018
Clean air campaigners are mounting an aggressive effort to improve the Canterbury environment. With the backing of the city's MP Rosie Duffield, campaign group Clean Air met on Saturday 10 March to discuss air quality issues.
CHSS Director Professor Stephen Peckham, who is currently working with Dr Ashley Mills gathering data on air quality in Canterbury, told around 100 residents of the need for urgent action to campaign to reduce the levels of air pollution in the city: “we need to be thinking about what we can do ourselves to reduce pollution and create cleaner air for Canterbury”.
Ashley gave a highly engaging talk on the local air quality monitoring project.
Timothy Baker of King's College, London talked about the scientific risks of air pollution: "Pollutants you breathe in make it into blood system. One simple thing you can do is use back roads rather than major routes when you are walking."
Later this year, the Council publishes an Air Quality Action Plan for how residents and the authority can improve the city's environment.