Merton Council have produced their draft Air Quality Action Plan which builds on existing actions and develops new actions to improve air quality.
Last year almost 40,000 Britons died prematurely from pollution related causes and 9,000 of those were in London.
Of all sections of our society, the most vulnerable to pollution related illness are the very young and the very old.
Older residents who suffer from lung and heart conditions are particularly vulnerable while the very young are at risk from poor lung development.
Along with many London boroughs, Merton has several air quality black spots where levels of NO2 and carbon particulates regularly exceed EU guidelines and this dangerous situation will not solve itself.
Tom Walsh – CEO, Sustainable Merton