MP makes stand for cleaner air
AIR pollution poses a serious risk to children’s health.
That’s the message from Reading East MP Matt Rodda, who last week attended a Parliamentary event to learn more about the damage polluted air can cause youngsters.
At the event, supported by British Lung Foundation and Client Earth, the Labour MP – whose constituency covers parts of Woodley and Earley – said that he heard from parents calling for a Clean Air for Children Programme to tackle harmful and illegal levels of air pollution around schools, nurseries and playgrounds.
The parent-led programme calls for emergency measures to protect children and babies’ lungs from illegal and harmful levels of air pollution where they learn and where they play.
In a statement, Mr Rodda said: “Air pollution is a serious risk to children’s health in Reading East and across the country, and it is important to learn more about its effects and how to tackle that problem.”