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How Mums for Lungs are campaigning to improve air pollution

30th September 2022

Ruth Fitzharris from Mums for Lungs blogs about the links between air pollution and asthma. Ruth considers the practical changes which parents of children with asthma can take to reduce the risk of air pollution triggering their condition, as well as the need for wider-system changes to tackle air pollution across cities.

What the Haringey public health team are doing to support children with asthma

30th September 2022

Haringey’s Public Health team share how they are taking a whole systems approach to asthma management, including addressing environmental triggers, introducing a comprehensive education programme and promoting personalised care and effective preventative interventions to control and reduce the risk of asthma attacks.

Tackling Air Pollution At School

30th September 2022

In this #AskAboutAsthma blog, we hear from Kat Roberts from Tackling Air Pollution At School (TAPAS). TAPAS is one of six Clean Air Networks funded by the Government’s Strategic Priorities Fund ‘Clean Air Programme’ and is working to tackle the impact of air pollution on children’s lung health.

Making the invisible visible – where health meets housing

30th September 2022

Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their lifetime indoors? If you are 40 years old, that’s a massive 36 years. We spend so much time indoors that we should be called the indoor generation! Sure, there are lots of studies, evidence and awareness of what contributes to outdoor pollution and how […]

Asthma and clean air: How does air pollution affect young people with asthma?

7th September 2018

Colette Roach is a project manager in our primary care team. She recently completed a Master’s in Public Health during which she wrote her dissertation on the effects that air pollution in London has on the development and exacerbations of childhood asthma. We asked her a few questions about why London’s air quality is a […]

Toolkit for NHS trusts: supporting the NHS to reduce its impact on air pollution

23rd August 2017

Case studies and examples to support trusts to reduce their impact on air pollution. London suffers from high levels of air pollution. Air pollution acts as a trigger for many children and young people with asthma, contributing to ED and intensive care admissions, and possibly some asthma deaths. To provide support for this, we have […]