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Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector.

Clean Air Day


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. Here's why Clean Air Day matters:

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Focuses attention on air pollution.


By all acting together on the same day, Clean Air Day cuts through to new audiences.

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Helps to improve public understanding and increase levels of air pollution busting behaviours.


Most people (90%) now report doing at least one thing to help reduce outdoor air pollution.

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Showcases that a cleaner air future is both possible and desirable.


As well as more EV charging points and e-bikes on the roads, we are also seeing other innovative new ways of doing things, such as the NHS riverboat delivery service

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Demonstrates large-scale support for clean air, giving decision-makers a mandate to implement the system changes required.


82% of people think that air pollution should be a priority for the UK an increase of 11% over the last three years.

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