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LGA responds to new report on air pollution

Cllr Peter Box, LGA Environment spokesman, responds to the new report on air pollution by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

"Good air quality is vital for our health and quality of life as well as the environment. Councils are playing a pivotal role in tackling air pollution. These measures include encouraging the use of electric vehicles with recharging points, promoting cycling, managing borough-wide air pollution monitoring networks, pioneering the concept of low-emission zones and engaging with businesses to increase awareness and reduce their environmental impact.

"Councils should be able to switch their focus from simply monitoring air quality to devising solutions to tackling poor air quality. This needs to be supported by government policy at a national level."

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