Through the global Unmask My City initiative, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC) has brought together health professionals to highlight the impact of air pollution on the whole body – from our lungs to our mental health.
In this video, Professor Andrew “Bod” Goddard, President of the Royal College of Physicians, cycles from their headquarters in Regents Park to City Hall – stopping along the way to speak to health professionals from a range of specialisms. Finally, Bod spoke to Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy about what’s being done to clean up our air, what more we could do, and how health professionals can help.
During this general election campaign, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change is calling for all political parties to support a legally binding, enforceable commitment to meeting WHO recommended PM2.5 limits by 2030.
Our thanks to those who have worked closely with the UKHACC on this project, including the Global Climate and Health Alliance, the British Medical Journal, the Royal College of Physicians, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Greater London Authority.