About Clean Air Day
Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.
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.
Clean Air Day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
Here's why Clean Air Day matters
Focuses attention on air pollution.
By all acting together on the same day, Clean Air Day cuts through to new audiences.
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.
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
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.