Air Quality - awareness and public information

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0569
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What progress have you made on warning Londoners about smog to reduce hospitalisations, avoid early deaths and build public understanding of air pollution since your response to MQ2013/2976? Can you confirm when the 'Breathe Better Together' communication campaign will be launched?

Answer

Answer for Air Quality - awareness and public information

Answer for Air Quality - awareness and public information

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Defra is the legally responsible body for informing people about air pollution and they do this through press releases, social media and their website. In addition, Londoners also have access to air pollution alerts through airTEXT, which I continue to fund.

Through the Mayor's Air Quality Fund I am supporting the London Boroughs of Islington, Camden and Croydon as well as the City of London Corporation deliver Breathe Better Together. Further announcements about a launch date will be made in due course.