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Scotland air pollution ‘concerning’

The British Safety Council says it is concerned by data analysed by Friends of the Earth Scotland, which showed that air quality breached legal limits during 2021 in Glasgow despite traffic levels continuing to be lower due to Covid restrictions. Peter McGettrick, Chairman of British Safety Council, said: “It’s concerning to see how air pollution […]

Government ‘ignoring the facts’ on clean air targets

The Government has ignored calls by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee to change its Environment Bill to protect outdoor workers from the dangers of air pollution, with the The British Safety Council asserting that the ‘shocking’ reality for many outdoor workers in the UK is that they are breathing toxic air […]

British Safety Council publishes Air Pollution Manifesto

The British Safety Council has launched its Air Pollution Manifesto, which calls on all candidates standing for election as a Metro Mayor on 6 May 2021 to commit to a Time to Breathe 7-Point Plan. The industry body says air pollution is the UK’s largest environmental risk to health with 40,000 early deaths a year, including ‘deadly’ […]