Health body finalises air quality guidance

NHS advisors have backed the introduction of charging clean air zones and no-idling zones outside schools and hospitals

Signs like this will become more common if the local councils abide by the guidance. Photograph: Ian S CC BY-SA 2.0Local authorities should introduce bye-laws to enforce no-idling zones outside schools, hospitals and care homes, according to NHS guidance.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published its recommendations on air quality management on 30 June. It is similar to a draft issued for consultation in December, though has been strengthened in parts.

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