Address ‘national health emergency’ now, says Commons air quality report

An unprecedented alliance of MP committees has backed calls for the government to overhaul its approach to managing air quality

London bus in front of Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Tomas Marek/123RF
The MPs' report argues that more emphasis should be put on investment in public transport to address air quality failings

“There is an urgent need for national leadership and consensus-building to bring about a step change” in the management of air pollution, according to an unprecedented report by four committees of the House of Commons. It describes the current situation as a “national health crisis”.

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