Revealed: The inner London schools where children breathe toxic air

Richard Howard

Director of Development & Head of Environment & Energy

“Nearly one in four school children in London are being forced to breathe air so filthy that it breaches EU legal limits, a shock report warned today.

“In findings which will alarm many parents, it was revealed that 328,000 pupils were at schools where nitrogen dioxide levels were above the annual permitted level.

“They included more than 30,000 children in Westminster, 29,000 in Tower Hamlets, 28,800 in Southwark, 26,300 in Camden, 24,000 in Kensington and Chelsea, 23,700 in Lambeth and 20,100 in Hackney.

“The authoritative research by Policy Exchange and King’s College London was published as world leaders, Prince Charles and other environmentalists met in Paris for a climate change summit.”

See the full article on the Evening Standard’s website

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