Health and Environment Alliance | Our healthy city of tomorrow
7 September 2020 marks the first ever International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies, organised by the United Nations (UN). HEAL partners members and partners in over 15 cities across Europe. Under the theme Our Healthy City of Tomorrow we set out actions that cities can take around transport, green areas, to improve health and achieve clear air for all and move ahead on climate action.
Air pollution is the single greatest environmental health risk and one of the main causes of death and disease globally. Children are the most vulnerable to polluted air, carrying a risk for lifelong consequences. Poor air quality is also a leading risk factor for major chronic diseases in adults, including heart and lung disease as well as cancer.
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