London’s air might seem clear to the naked eye, yet 2 million people there live with illegal levels of air pollution. It accounts for nearly 10 million early deaths and costs the city £3.7 billion every year.
King’s College London research we funded showed living near busy roads can significantly increase chances of stroke or cardiac arrest, or make children’s lungs function poorly.
People increasingly want change. Our 2020 YouGov survey showed that 84% of Londoners want air quality in their area to be improved. Local government is responding to their calls.