Give councils powers to tackle indoor air pollution, experts urge

“For air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding, while issues around resourcing and capacity also need to be addressed, as well as educating the public around the need to reduce pollution.”

Energy-efficient housing is reducing ventilation and trapping air pollution INDOORS – putting the health of children with breathing conditions like asthma at risk

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. After the gas is released into the atmosphere it stays there, making it difficult for heat to escape – and warming up the planet in the process. 

Making homes more energy efficient has made them more polluted inside

Professor Stephen Holgate, special adviser for the Royal College of Physicians, added: “If we ask our children to spend their childhood days in unhealthy spaces, then we’re storing up problems for future health.”