Air quality

19th January 2017


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NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is consulting on draft guidelines on road traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health.

The guidelines, which should be finalised in June, aim to improve air quality to prevent a range of health conditions and reduce the number of deaths.

It recommends taking various actions as multiple interventions, each producing a small benefit, to produce significant overall change. These measures include changes to driving style, selection of vehicles by the public sector, and the introduction of cycle lanes, clean air zones and congestion charging.

The consultation ends on 25 January.

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