08/10/2020, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmOnline
Birmingham Air Quality and Health webinar
To mark UK Clean Air Day 2020, Footsteps is holding a webinar to launch its Birmingham air quality and health issues survey.
Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Poor air quality causes heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues. UK Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media.
The Footsteps’ Birmingham air quality and health issues survey was undertaken to investigate citizens’ experiences of the cleaner air window created by the Covid-19 lockdown in early 2020. The survey was undertaken by Dylan Mustafa, a sixth form medical sciences student, as a summer holiday volunteering project.
We will be joined by an informative panel of speakers:
- Francis Pope, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Birmingham University
- Dr Ewan Hamnett, retired GP Lordswood medical practice
- Peter Edwards, Principal Clean Air Zone Officer, Birmingham City Council
- Kamran Shezad, BAHU Trust, Balsall Heath
This webinar is free, please book via Eventbrite to recieve details of how to join the Zoom call: