Par­ents not wor­ry­ing about pol­lu­tion

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ONLY 10% of par­ents worry about their chil­dren breath­ing in dirty air, shows new data fol­low­ing last week’s front page.

A sur­vey by en­vi­ron­men­tal agency Friends of the Earth found that just 10% of par­ents (of four to 16-year-olds) were wor­ried about their child breath­ing dirty air while on school grounds, or on their way to and from school. How­ever, con­cern about air pol­lu­tion did rise to 28% among Lon­don par­ents. Bul­ly­ing and mak­ing friends were among some of the par­ents’ big­ger wor­ries.

To raise aware­ness of the dan­gers of the UK’s air pol­lu­tion and the im­pact it can have on young lungs, Friends of the Earth has launched a new edi­tion of its Clean Air Schools pack, invit­ing schools ev­ery­where to mon­i­tor the air qual­ity right out­side their class­rooms.

Your teacher can or­der a free Clean Air Schools pack at friends of the earth.

org. First News has re­quested its own pack to check the air out­side First

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