In response to the Mayor’s announcement that two nurseries in Lambeth and two nurseries in Southwark will receive an air quality audit to monitor indoor and outdoor levels of air pollution, local London Assembly Member Florence Eshalomi AM, said:
“It is shocking that due to the dangerous levels of toxic air across the capital, there are children in our community at serious risk of growing up with stunted lungs.
“Many children are facing long-term consequences to their respiratory health and we are already seeing thousands of Londoners dying prematurely each year,attributable to air pollution.
“These audits will help in identifying the ways that we can tackle poor air quality inside and outside of the classroom and ensure that the health of some of the most vulnerable children, and the next generation of Londoners, is protected”.
Notes to editors
- Research from King’s College London has shown that over 9,000 Londoners are dying prematurely every year as result of exposure to toxic air;
- The audits will be carried out at Nell Gwynn Nursery School and Ann Bernadt Nursery School in Southwark and Triangle Nursery School and Ethelred Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Lambeth
- Florence Eshalomi AM is the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark.