10 June 2016 — 38 Degrees
A public health emergency: that’s what MPs are calling Britain’s air pollution crisis.  Thousands of lives are cut short every year from toxic air polluted with chemicals like nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide.  There’s even evidence that it’s permanently damaging our childern’s lungs. 
But we’ve got a chance to end the emergency. In ten days’ time, ministers across Europe will meet to agree new laws to cut air pollution – but British politicians are deliberately blocking them. If the deal falls apart, lives will keep being lost.  But if we cause a public outcry, we could force our politicians into agreeing to cut toxic pollution.