Clean Air Day 2022 theme announced
The theme for this year’s Clean Air Day campaign is: “Air pollution dirties every organ in your body. Take steps to improve your health this Clean Air Day.”
Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution is to take place on the 16 June 2022.
In its sixth year, Clean Air Day helps to drive a positive shift in public knowledge and action; is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information, and make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
Air pollution can harm every organ in the body and shorten lives and contribute towards chronic illness. When polluted air is breathed, it can inflame the lining of the lungs and move into our bloodstream, affecting every organ in the body. This can lead to lung disease, heart disease, dementia and strokes.
The primary actions the campaign will be promoting this year include:
• Talking to someone about the harms of air pollution.
• Walking those short distance trips and leaving the car at home, where you can.
• Asking local and national decision makers for what would make it easier for you to walk more and have clean air in your community.
Although Global Action Plan is communicating the primary action of walking, the charity will be promoting many other clean air actions. The prioritisation of walking enables focus on an action that can have major impact, provide a creative platform for communities and organisations to build an event around and build a new toolkit to help people walk more and ask for their area to become safe to walk.