Last week Jeff attended the Clean Air Parents’ Network Reception in Parliament, where he met with parents and carers from St Ambrose Primary School in south Manchester, who are campaigning to protect children and babies from dirty air.
The Clean Air Parents’ Network launched their new campaign at the reception, calling for a Clean Air for Children Programme.
The programme would introduce a range of emergency measures to protect children and babies’ lungs from illegal and harmful levels of air pollution where they learn and where they play.
“All children should have the best start in life, and the air they breathe should not stunt the growth of their lungs or contribute to them developing future illnesses such as asthma and lung cancer.
Yet children living in the most deprived areas are four times more likely to have under-developed lungs and for the 1 in 11 children in the UK who have asthma, air pollution at school is an immediate risk to their health and wellbeing.
I am pleased to give my support to the Clean Air for Children Programme, as I believe all children deserve clean air”