Public Health England publish review to improve outdoor air quality and public health

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Public Health England has published a review of interventions to improve outdoor air quality and public health. One of the main recommendations is for local authorities to implement no-idling zones in vulnerable hotspots such as schools, hospitals and care homes. The report also supports the wider roll out of low emission or clean air zones to discourage high polluting vehicles from entering town and city centres. Although air quality policy is a devolved issue, Public Health England argues that there should be a more collaborative approach in producing a UK-wide strategy as well as greater overall investment in clean public transport as well as the promotion of active travel.

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