Campaign success

Campaign success

A petition and campaign by BFOE, working with local residents, in 2019-20 saw off a scheme to widen the Moseley Road A435 and take down the street trees through Balsall Heath, during lockdown. A factor in its being abandoned was that the foot-ways would have been too...
How does air pollution affect health?

How does air pollution affect health?

Air pollution adversely impacts people’s health; the risk of developing diseases increases due to exposure to air pollution, such as cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and cancers (House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee,2010). Air quality has...

Air pollution in the UK

Hello. I’ll start this article with a definition: air pollution is caused when particulates, chemicals and biological materials are introduced into the atmosphere. These materials can cause discomfort or disease to humans. They also cause many hundreds of thousands of...
Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

Next month, on the 1st June Birmingham’s Category D Clean Air Zone (CAZ) comes into force. This means that from the 1st June the most polluting vehicles (unless exempt) will be charged to drive in the zone. The zone will be in force 24 hours a day, 365 days a...