Tips to reduce children's exposure

  • 1
    Studies in London have shown that walking to school will expose you/your child to lower levels of pollution than travelling in a car or bus - cars do not provide protection from traffic fumes.
  • 2
    Choose a low pollution walking or cycling route to school by avoiding busy roads or using our route planner.
  • 3
    Walking or cycling to school will not only expose you/your child to less pollution, it will provide all of the benefits of exercise and expose your/their classmates to less pollution by improving air quality around the school.
  • 4
    If the school is close to a major road, ask what steps have been taken to protect the children from air pollution in the school buildings and playground.
  • 5
    Ask to see the school’s travel plan and check that is has consideration for active travel and local air quality.