Transition Town Tooting Public Meeting on Air Pollution in Tooting
Wednesday 26 November 2014 at 7.30pm
Tooting United Reform Church, Rookstone Road, SW17 9NQ, (junction with Mitcham Road)
What's it about?
Wandsworth Borough Council has produced an updated Air Quality Action Plan which is now open to consultation.
Transition Town Tooting has been running a campaign on air pollution in Tooting in collaboration with London Sustainability Exchange and Battersea and Wandsworth Trade Union Council by carrying out ‘citizen science’ measurements around tooting. Our surveys have produced some interesting results:
- Some parts of Tooting High Street record levels of nitrogen dioxide levels that are 2 to 3 times higher than the European safe exposure limit
- Around 4,250 people die each year from long-term exposure to fine particles in London
- Those affected lose 11.5 years of their life on average