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Greater Manchester’s air pollution problem presents health and environmental challenges to the conurbation.

Friends of the Earth is part of the Healthy Air Campaign.

See Air Quality Information and Resources page for more details.

 



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      I Support Clean Air Everywhere

      Tell the Prime Minister it’s time for clean air everywhere

      Air pollution affects us all – but not nearly enough is being done about it. Dirty air is linked to serious health conditions including asthma, heart disease and lung cancer. And it hits children – whose lungs are still developing … Continue reading

      26th Jun 2017
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      I Support Clean Air Everywhere

      It’s national Clean Air Week. Tip of the Day 3

      It’s national Clean Air Week. We’re bringing you a tip a day.

      
      	
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      More to do if we’re to be a world class city [Letter]

      Dear Editor It was interesting to see the photographs of Kingsway at the Parrswood junction comparing 1935 and today (Nostalgia, MEN 14th June).

      21st Jun 2017
      
      	
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      Manchester Friends of the Earth’s Response to DEFRA Consultation on Improving Air Quality

      On 15th June 2017, we submitted this response to the Government’s plans for tackling nitrogen oxide pollution in our towns and cities. With thanks to Client Earth for their guidance on these issues and this particular consultation. 7 How satisfied … Continue reading

      15th Jun 2017
      
      	
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      Speak up for Clean Air: Take 2 minutes to tell the Government what you think about the UK’s air pollution crisis

      UK Air Quality Consultation Illegal and harmful levels of air pollution are harming the health of people across the UK. Legal limits of nitrogen dioxide should have been met in 2010 but successive governments have failed to get a grip … Continue reading

      11th Jun 2017
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      Government air quality plans “woefully inadequate” with a “breath-taking lack of detail” – says Friends of the Earth

      The government’s draft Air Quality Plan has been branded “woefully inadequate” and won’t deliver clean air for all Friends of the Earth warned today (5 May 2017) as they call on manufacturers to foot more of the bill.

      5th May 2017
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      Government ordered to publish Air Quality Plans – Friends of the Earth reaction

      Friends of the Earth welcomes today’s High Court decision to order the government to publish its draft Air Quality Plans after the local elections, putting people’s health before political process. The government was mandated to produce a draft Air Quality Plan … Continue reading

      27th Apr 2017
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      Manchester doctors, teachers and religious leaders call for air pollution action

      Doctors, teachers, religious leaders and academics from Manchester have called on the city’s mayoral candidates to commit to cleaning up the city’s illegal levels of air pollution. Doctors from University Hospital of South Manchester, academics from the University of Manchester … Continue reading

      25th Apr 2017
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      Outrageous delay to new draft Air Quality Plan – says Friends of the Earth

      The delay to publication of the government’s draft Air Quality Plan, due today, is appallingly bad for people’s health, say Friends of the Earth, as the environmental charity demands a Plan that will deliver clean air everywhere.

      24th Apr 2017
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      Almost half of Britons back restrictions on polluting cars, only 18% opposed – as Friends of the Earth calls for government commitment to clean air everywhere

      Government Air Quality Plan expected this week Environmental charity urges government to act on dirty diesel The government is being urged by Friends of the Earth to act on dirty diesel vehicles in its soon-to-be-published draft air quality plan after … Continue reading

      11th Apr 2017
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