Climate change and health: What are the dangers of air pollution?
Event schedule details
Saturday 18 June
Event location details
G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Imperial College London
Diverse voices, from public health academics to high school students, share their fears and hopes for cleaning up the air we breathe.
If done right, the transition to a zero-pollution society should benefit human health as well as the health of the planet. Air pollution causes between 28,000 and 36,000 premature deaths per year in the UK, many of which could be prevented by phasing out fossil fuels. Schemes to achieve this such as pro-cycling and walking initiatives, could further benefit the environment and health but might have different impacts on society.
For the Great Exhibition Road Festival, we will share a collection of perspectives on tacking air pollution - from academics within Imperial’s MRC Centre for Environment and Health, to young voices from a South London high school. Together they will discuss potential solutions to our dirty air, and the impact these might have on our personal lives now, and in the future.
There will also be drop-in spaces available.
This event will have some advance tickets released ahead of the Festival weekend.
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