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.

You can read more air quality in Lambeth and the latest JSNA on air quality.