Air pollution impacts cognitive abilities. Dr Guddi Singh, member of Doctors Against Diesel argues, “As our knowledge of the link between air pollution and ill health grows, so does the weight of our responsibility towards those affected by it, especially the next generation.”
This is the first meeting of the recently formed campaign Doctors Against Diesel. We invite nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to join us to learn about health and diesel, discuss health messaging, and share ideas for how health professionals can support the wider campaign for a rapid phase out of diesel vehicles.
Sign letter to Theresa May calling for phase-out of diesel
Under EU rules, sites are only allowed to breach hourly limits of 200 ug of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) /m3 air 18 times in a year, but on 5 January 347.7 ug/ m3 was measured on Brixton Road at 9pm, and was the 19th exceedance this year.
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The Doctors Against Diesel campaign was launched on Saturday 10th December at Medact’s Healthy Planet Better World conference
Today EU leaders will attempt to come to an agreement on air pollution reduction targets that will determine the quality of our air for the next 15 years. The success of the agreement will, however, depend on the UK government and other member states abandoning efforts to weaken and delay the directive.
Medact has joined with more than 80 global health organizations from 30 different countries – together representing more than 300,000 doctors, nurses and public health professionals…
The divestment movement has empowered individuals and investors to go beyond attempts to influence demand for fossil fuels; rather, people can directly influence fossil fuel supply and the structural drivers of climate change, challenging the systems that lock us into fossil fuel dependency.