P-05-825 Protect children's lungs from harmful pollution whilst at school
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.
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
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It was first considered by the Petitions
Committee on 17/07/2018.
petition is currently under consideration by the Petitions
Assembly Constituency and Region
- Cardiff South and Penarth
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 04/07/2018