National Clean Air Day – Thursday 15 June 2023 ‘Clean up our air to look after your mind this Clean Air Day’
In the UK, air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health. Clean Air Day is a global, air pollution campaign aimed at encouraging everyone to think about what they can do to help improve air quality and help drive a positive shift in public knowledge and action.
Cleaning up our air is good for us in many ways: it not only benefits our physical health and the environment but can also protect our mental and brain health. The physical health impacts of air pollution have been recognised for decades. More recently, researchers are beginning to understand how air pollution can affect the brain and the mind.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is pleased to once again be supporting and promoting Clean Air Day and are encouraging you to visit the Clean Air Hub to:
- Learn: find out more about how air pollution impacts our mental, physical and planet’s health.
- Act: walk, wheel or use public transport to reduce your exposure and contribution to air pollution. If you drive, try leaving the car behind on Clean Air Day and one day every week.
- Ask: get in touch with your local councillor to ask them to support clean air measures that make it easier for you to breathe clean air.
There are lots of simple things people and organisations can do to improve air quality and reduce our exposure to air pollution. Clean Air Day is a chance to raise awareness and find out more about air pollution (both indoor and outdoor), share information with friends, family, union members and work colleagues, and help to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
We are encouraging you to think about walking short trips instead of driving which is a great way to reconnect with the local community, breathe cleaner air, get some exercise and improve personal health.
The ‘Clean Air Hub’ – Clean Air Day Information & Resources
The Clean Air Hub brings together information on what air pollution is, how it affects your health and what actions you can take to protect yourself and others. The basic facts on air pollution, health, the organiser’s ‘Clean Air Calculator’, suggestions on what you can do and a range of ‘Clean Air Day’ free resources are available at the following links:
For more information on air quality within the Lisburn and Castlereagh area please click here or call Environmental Health Tel - 028 9244 7300 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org