London’s air is chronically polluted. It might not be obvious as the pollutants are mostly invisible : gases, like NO2, and microscopic particles of dust, metals and rubber, but the effects are real. The air in London and Ealing regularly exceeds World Health Organisation limits for pollution, and is linked to increasing cases of Asthma, Lung and Heart disease, and thousands of deaths each year. At our next event, on 3rd July, we ask what can be done, and hear from a number of campaigners working to keep our clean!
Dr Ian Mudway is a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London; he has over 25 years of experience researching the impacts of air pollution on human health and the development of tests to quantify the toxicity of the chemicals that pollute the air we breathe. Dr Mudway will be explaining how London’s air is polluted and how it is toxicity affects us all.
Andrea Carnevale, is a local campaigner for air quality in schools with Chiswick Oasis. His work has transformed St Mary’s Chiswick, a primary school located next to a busy stretch of the A4, once listed by the Mayor of London’s office as one of the 50 most polluted schools in London. Andrea will explain the steps he and his team took at the school and its effect on the quality of the air now enjoyed by the students.
We will also be listening to the TED talk given by Rosamund Kissi-Deborah.
Rosamund Kissi-Deborah is a British grassroots campaigner who raises awareness of asthma and the health problems that can be caused by air pollution. Kissi-Debrah’s campaign for clean air followed the death of her 9 year old daughter, Ella Roberta, in 2013 who had experienced a series of severe asthma attacks over several years. She is the co-founder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation.
The event will be held at 7.30pm at St Mary’ church on 3rd July 2022, beginning with presentations and question time with the speakers. We will then move into the Polygon space next door, for a cafe style conversation session, and an opportunity to share thoughts and observations.