The Clean Air Hub is a unique website designed to address gaps in public understanding of air pollution.
The Hub, which sees its public launch today (26 November), for the first time brings together:
- Easy guidance on the sources of air pollution and simple ways to reduce it in the home and outdoors.
- Information on how air pollution affects your health and what you can do to protect yourself
The latest initiative from environment charity Global Action Plan, the Clean Air Hub is regularly updated and reviewed by academics and public health bodies.
Research, commissioned for Global Action Plan’s Clean Air Public Insights Tracker, reveals that 94% of the public think that reducing clean air should be a priority for the UK, but only 16% know where to go to for advice on air pollution.
Meanwhile 76% of people surveyed said that they would find more public information campaigns on air pollution helpful, a higher number than for healthy eating (70%), smoking (57%), physical activity (68%) or sexual health (59%).
“The Clean Air Hub could not have come sooner – the need for something like this has been glaringly obvious to all of us working on air pollution,” says air quality expert Professor Stephen Holgate.
“The risks to our health from air pollution cannot be understated, so making people aware of this and the simple things they can do to protect themselves, is an important part of solving this public health crisis.”