Friday, 3 February 2017

London schoolchildren could be given face masks to protect them from toxic air | London Evening Standard

London schoolchildren could be given face masks to protect them from toxic air | London Evening Standard
... The masks would be for pupils to wear to and from school, with parents rather than teachers deciding if they should do so. Rev Aagaard, a father of two whose vicarage is on polluted Kennington Cross, a short distance from the school, believes “radical” measures are needed on filthy air.  ... Elen Ghebre, 42, a mother of three who lives in Kennington Cross, believes pollution is getting worse, adding: “So I’m very happy for the masks idea because it would improve their health and safety.”
Mr Matthews, a father of three young children, said parents were planning a Carnival for Clean Air after Easter focused on Kennington Cross. They would seek legal permission to close busy Kennington Road and Kennington Lane at the junction. But some parents seem prepared to go further. ...

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