15 June 2017

College Supports National Clean Air Day

The College is supporting the work of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change to promote National Clean Air Day.

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, said: “Air pollution puts our patients at higher risk of developing serious health problems, such as lung cancer and cardiovascular disease - or making existing conditions worse. It is vital that action is taken to significantly improve air quality right across the country, in the best interests of our patients’ long term health and wellbeing. 

“Clean Air Day is a great initiative to raise awareness of the impact air pollution has on our patients’ health, and encourage our whole society to make small changes, that can lead to big improvements in air quality in the UK, and the effects of climate change across the world.”

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