Improving Air Quality Around Schools
It's time to clear the air - Simple steps you can take to improve air quality around schools
Walking, cycling or scooting to school is great for you and your child's health and wellbeing. It reduces their exposure to exhaust fumes and improves air quality.
Road traffic is the main source of air pollution in Surrey. This pollution can affect children's lung-growth, increase symptoms in those with asthma and contribute to chronic illnesses later in life - nothing we'd want them to be burdened with.
And surprisingly, you're not protected from air pollution when travelling in a car. You are exposed to more pollution inside a car than if you're travelling outside on the same road. This is because you're in a confined space collecting pollution from vehicles around you. So it's really worth considering how else you could get to school each day and leave the car at home if you can.
But if driving is the only way you can get the children to school on time, there are a few small changes you could make to help improve the air children breathe. It may be easier than you think.
Park a little further away and walk the rest - areas further away from the school may be quieter so it could be easier and quicker to find a parking space.
Turn the engine off while you wait - you'll reduce how much fuel you use so may save money too.
Changing how you travel to school, even if it's just a few times a week, will help children breathe cleaner air. To find out more about how you can fill your children's heads with fresh ideas and not exhaust fumes, visit www.healthysurrey.org.uk.
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