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Air Pollution and Health and how to tackle it in Lewes District

Thursday, 10th June at 7.30 (via Zoom)

Air pollution is our biggest environmental health risk. Poor air quality affects many aspects of our health and well-being. We want to build awareness on the impact of air pollution, understand some of the key issues and talk about what we can all do to tackle them.  

Speakers:

Frank Kelly, Professor at the Global Centre on Air Pollution Research, Imperial College London

Rachel Sadler, Air Quality Officer, Lewes District Council

Noel Fadden, Head Teacher, Southover Primary School, Lewes

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Frank Kelly 

Pollution is one of our biggest public health threats causing damage to the environment, people’s health and quality of life.  It’s impact on our lives is less well understood by the public than for example smoking yet research shows it has a similar harms and impact.

Frank Kelly has worked since late 1990’s on effects of air pollution and health and moving the issue up the political agenda. Working within a team he continues to carry out ground breaking and wide ranging work in London and elsewhere to improve air quality. 

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/196113/new-global-centre-pollution-research-frank/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000j7zx

 

Rachel Sadler

Lewes District Council has a responsibility to monitor air quality and produce an action plan to reduce pollutants where they are potentially harmful to health.

https://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/environmental-problems/air-quality-and-health/

Rachel Sadler, Air Quality Officer, Lewes District Council works on matters related to air quality management and air pollution control. She leads on the development and delivery of LDC’s Air Quality Strategy and Plans.

 

Noel Fadden

Head Teacher at Southover Primary School. Supported by parents and the school community, Noel Fadden has led the introduction of the first ‘School Street in Lewes’.  Noel is an important advocate for safer streets as a pro-active solution to tackling air pollution, vehicle congestion and danger around school. The work is supported by Sustrans and East Sussex County Council. Noel will be joined by several parents.  http://schoolstreets.org.uk/

Organised by: Cycle Lewes and Lewes Living Streets in collaboration with the Lewes Climate Hub and Seaford Environmental Alliance