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To: Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Protect our children from dirty air in Greater Manchester
Please take urgent action to reduce illegal and harmful levels of air pollution by introducing a Clean Air Zone that reduces the number of the oldest and most polluting vehicles entering the city. This needs to be achieved in the shortest possible time to protect babies and children from breathing dirty air.
In addition to introducing a Clean Air Zone, please work with central government to support people and businesses to switch to cleaner forms of transport, by investing in public transport, promoting cycling and walking, incentivising the uptake of ultra-low emission cars and vans and improving electric charging infrastructure across the city.
Why is this important?
I have a lung condition as do other members of my family and for this reason air quality is one that it close to my heart. I am most worried about the effects of the dirty air caused by traffic on my son and granddaughter who have severe asthma.
Air pollution is a public health crisis, with illegal and harmful levels of air pollution across Greater Manchester. We need national and local government to act to clean up our air and make our towns and cities a healthier place to live for everyone but especially for babies and children.
Air pollution affects us all, from when we are in the womb through to old age. It is linked to premature births and can stunt lung growth in children. Air pollution can trigger heart attacks and strokes, worsens asthma attacks and causes lung cancer. Babies, children and older people are more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution.
We need the all the Councils, across Manchester, with the support of national government, to take urgent action to clean up our air to protect the health of children and babies.
Please support me and sign this petition!