It took eight days for the UK to break its 2016 air quality targets. In both Putney and Knightsbridge, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution limits for the entire year were broken.
Long-term exposure to NO2, ozone and particulate matter causes heart and lung diseases which are responsible for nearly 9,500 deaths a year in London alone. Frank Kelly, who led this research, talks about how urban air pollution affects our health and what can be done about it.
Speaker: Frank Kelly, Professor of Environmental Health, King’s College London
This packed lunch event was recorded live on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at Wellcome Collection.