P-05-825 Protect children's lungs from harmful pollution whilst at school


P-05-825 Protect children's lungs from harmful pollution whilst at school

This petition was submitted by British Lung Foundation Cymru, having collected 159 signatures.

Text of Petition

People in towns and cities across Wales are breathing in levels of air pollution that are illegal and harmful for their health. Children are among those most vulnerable to air pollution. Their lungs are still growing, and polluted air can stunt the growth of their lungs and increase the likelihood of asthma and other health problems later on in life.

A freedom of information request by the BLF to local authorities in 2017 found that 68% of respondents (15 out of 22) were not monitoring air pollution within 10 metres of any of their schools.

We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Government to require all Local Authorities to monitor the quality of the air children breathe whilst at school so decision-makers have the information they need to take action on air pollution.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 13/10/2020.


The Committee considered an update on the petition and agreed to note the publication of the Clean Air Plan and the petitioners’ further comments.  In light of the petitioners’ satisfaction with much of the content of the Plan and the wider nature of the actions they are seeking to improve air quality in general, the Committee agreed to close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/07/2018.



This petition is currently under consideration by the Petitions Committee.

Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff South and Penarth
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 04/07/2018