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What can I do?


Air pollution is a big health issue, but there are things that we can all do to make ourselves, our family and others safer.


Even small reductions in air pollution could help us to avoid new cases of disease. Here are our top 3 actions:

  • Walk, cycle and scoot more, especially using the back streets away from polluting traffic.
  • Avoid unnecessary burning - and use ready to burn materials whenever you burn, especially if you rely on wood for your heating.
  • If you do have to drive, switch your engine off when you're stationary, and try to choose electric vehicles where you can.


Follow the links below for even more information and more ideas for actions that you can take at home and when out and about.

If you would like to find out more about where all the stats, facts and figures have come from, see our references page