IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

By mmillikin A new report by the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) calls for urgent action to tackle the damage to health caused by air pollution. Health problems range from slowing the proper development of children’s lungs through to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases among the elderly. A 2016 report by the Royal College of Physicians put the annual deaths attributable to outdoor air pollution in the UK at around 40,000.

Broadly, the report calls for the creation of a modern Clean Air Act that takes a holistic approach—i.e., not just targeting individual sectors, but encouraging everyone to play a role in

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