Air pollution is caused by a variety of factors and affects everyone.
Nearly 9,500 Londoners die each year from exposure to poor air quality.
The main sources of air pollution in Lambeth are:
- road transport
- emissions from residential and commercial premises (which mainly relate to gas boilers used for space and water heating)
- construction sites, including dust and machinery emissions.
Poor air quality affects everyone, but especially the activities and lives of the most vulnerable people in our society:
- young children
- older people, especially those with respiratory or circulatory conditions
- people who are less well off – who are more likely to live on congested busy roads where rents are cheaper.