Parents not worrying about pollution
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