Title 'What is going to be done now to protect our children's lungs?' - Families' fury over Clean Air Zone delay Media name/outlet Manchester Evening News Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 11/02/22 Description Outside of lockdowns, Prof Hugh Coe, head of atmospheric sciences at the University of Manchester, says this pollution is also happening ‘all the time’ rather than on an ‘event basis’, that it has become part of the ‘fabric of urban life’, which makes it even harder to address.
Prof Coe points to areas towards Farnworth and Bolton, close to the Simister roundabout or on the A6 through Hazel Grove as hotspots, adding: “You only have to look at the postcodes near a hotspot to work out the significant inequalities.
“I absolutely worry. There are people being exposed ridiculously. There are large proportions of the population that are suffering significant amounts of pollution, way more than others and that is having a big impact on their lives.
“That really does need addressing because it’s exacerbating social inequality.”
URL https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/clean-air-zone-pollution-mums-23039238 Persons Hugh Coe
- air pollution
- clean air zones