National Clean Air Day 2017

Today (Thursday 15 June) is National Clean Air Day, a campaign run by Global Action Plan seeking to raise awareness of the effects of air pollution, what action can be taken to tackle the issue and how we can look after our own and others health.

Improving air quality in Camden is a top priority. Polluted air has a direct impact on health and wellbeing, especially for young children and older people.

We are taking a wide range of actions to improve air quality across the borough. In 2016 we held an air quality conference and subsequently launched Camden’s Clean Air Action Plan for 2016-18. To find out more visit our ‘What we are doing’ web pages.

Did you know that driving exposes you to more harmful air pollution than walking or cycling? Watch our film to find out more. You can also sign up to airText, a free service that provides air quality alerts via text message, email or voicemail. For more information about what you can do to reduce your emissions and exposure to poor air quality, visit our ‘What you can do’ pages.

Camden also monitors air quality in hot spot areas across the borough. You can view how we do this and the results on our air quality monitoring page.

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If you want to find out more about any specific concerns, our Frequently Asked Questions page covers a wide range of issues for residents, schools and businesses across Camden.