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York Lib Dems support National Clean Air Day

June 25, 2017 10:50 PM

Today is the first National Clean Air Day and Liberal Democrat Councillors in York are taking part. Air pollution increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and asthma attacks, as well as being associated with dementia. The health burden of air pollution is unnecessary and National Clean Air Day is all about giving everyone the tools and inspiration to reduce pollution now.

Cllr Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for the Environment has been working with Westfield Primary School on clean air and how important it is for children's health.

Cllr Andrew Waller said:

"Today, York is part of a nationwide day to promote clean air. We are encouraging residents to make changes in their daily life so that they reduce pollution and help to protect good health. By cutting down unnecessary journeys or using less polluting transport we can all make a difference, and lots of people in York have already done this."

In the past 18 months, City of York Council, with the Liberal Democrats as part of the administration, has: