Friday, 1 March 2019

Build houses away from polluting roads, NHS watchdog warns councils

Build houses away from polluting roads, NHS watchdog warns councils New homes should be built away from main roads, the NHS watchdog has said.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has recommended houses, flats, schools, nurseries and care homes be protected from pollution.

It said properties should be built in way which reduces the need to use cars to get there, as one charity warns dirty air is killing thousands of people each year.

Vehicles churn out polluting gases including nitrogen dioxide, which can cause lung problems and trigger asthma attacks in both adults and children. The Daily Mail

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