Check air pollution levels on your doorstep in a click
Published: 02 July 2021
Check air pollution levels on your doorstep in a click here
You ma be surprised - even here in green and leafy Chigwell air pollution is higher than many of us realise. Most types of air pollution are invisible, which makes it easy, but dangerous to ignore.
Air pollution is the release of particles and noxious gases into the atmosphere that are considered harmful to human health and the environment.
Air pollution is now the biggest threat to public health in the UK. Long term health effects include asthma, lung cancer, lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and pulmonary disease. There is also a growing body of evidence that maternal exposure to air pollution is associated with adverse birth outcomes, low birth weight, pre-term birth and small gestational age births. Emerging evidence also suggests air pollution may affect neurological development in children.