Published June 21, 2018 at 8:54
Rossendale Council has welcomed a new report aimed at tackling air pollution in the region.
The collective report Reducing deaths and ill-health caused by poor air quality in Lancashire and Cumbria is backed by the four directors of Public Health responsible for Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, Cumbria and Blackpool and is designed to highlight issues around poor air quality.
Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:
“Air pollution harms the health of millions of people across the world. I welcome this report and I welcome a debate about how we, as a society, can reduce air pollution. Everyone can do their bit in helping reduce air pollution such as walking or cycling to work or school more.”
Rossendale Council is also backing Clean Air Day, which takes place today. The aim of the day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
Visit Clean Air Day for hints and tips on how you can help the fight against air pollution.