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Just five days left to have your say on air quality in North East Lincolnshire

12:31 pm, Tuesday, 27th July 2021 - 3 years ago

Environment and community safety

Local residents have just five days left to have their say on air quality in the area.

North East Lincolnshire Council is carrying out a public consultation on the issue, with the responses set to inform a new approach to air quality and pollution over the coming years.

Many Council services are affected by air quality, and decisions made in the coming months will have wide-ranging effects on life in North East Lincolnshire.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, cabinet member for environment at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We want North East Lincolnshire to be clean and safe place to live, work and grow up in, and having good air quality is integral to that.

“Air pollution is a major public health risk, which can lead to a number of illnesses, including heart disease, strokes and lung cancer.

“There is also a significant association with asthma and other respiratory infections in children, and we’re doing all we can to reduce these risks and protect the future of our borough.”

It’s thought 4.2 million premature deaths across the world each year are linked to air pollution.

The consultation ends on Sunday 1 August. To take part and have your view, visit: https://airqualitystrategy2021.questionpro.eu/.

The government published its Clean Air Strategy in January 2019, which North East Lincolnshire Council will be following to develop its own approach.

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