Human health can benefit
HEALTH SECRETARY Matt Hancock said environmental factors determine around 30 per cent of a person’s healthy life expectancy, and warned that air pollution poses the “single greatest environmental threat to human health”.
He added: “Breathing dirty air is associated with a host of health problems... and all too often it is the most vulnerable – children, older people and those from poorer backgrounds – who are hit hardest.
“No-one can tackle air pollution alone so it is a duty of Government to act for us all. We are determined to clean up our environment and are taking the lead with this Clean Air Strategy.”