The facts

The scary toxic facts

• As much as 60% of a child’s pollution exposure comes from their walk to and from school and time in the playground.

• Children are shorter so they’re closer to exhaust tailpipes and breathe in even more pollution than adults.

• Pollution levels can be 9 to 12 times higher inside a car than outside on the pavement.

The easy Clean Air tips

Choose quiet routes rather than main roads. This alone can cut pollution exposure by up to 50%.

• If you need to take a main road, walk on the side of the pavement that’s furthest from the cars: it’s less polluted.

Active travel: help improve local air quality by walking, cycling or taking public transport, rather than driving.