Today (20th June) marks Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution.

Air pollution can harm every organ in your body, causing heart and lung disease, dementia, and strokes. 
You may be exposed to higher levels of air pollution because of where you live – for example, if you live in a town or city, or near a busy road – and certain people are more vulnerable to its affects (including children, the elderly, and people with health conditions).

 Campaigners want to use this year’s Clean Air Day to support the public to:

  • Learn: visit the Clean Air Hub to learn more about how air pollution harms our health and the planet, and find out what you can do to protect yourself and your community
  • Act: walk, wheel or use public transport to reduce your exposure and contribution to air pollution. If you drive, try leaving the car behind on Clean Air Day and one day every week.
  • Ask: use your voice to call on our next government to make walking, wheeling and cycling safer and ensure that everyone can access public transport that is reliable, affordable, and efficient. Sign the Glocal Action Plan petition and share it with your friends, family, and community to show our next government that people want action on air pollution

Learn more by visiting the Clean Air Hub ( let the team know what you are up to by emailing