Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has ordered that schools in London will receive an alert when air pollution in the city is so high that it poses a severe health risk to students. London air pollution counts for 9,000 deaths per year while in the greater United Kingdom the death toll is 40,000. Alerts have already been sent to bus stops and train stations when London air pollution levels reach high and dangerous levels. Alerts for GP surgeries and care homes will be extended next week.

Key Takeaways:

  • London train stations and bus stops sends alerts when pollution is high.
  • Schools will soon sound the same alert as the transportation venues.
  • GP surgeries and care homes will be included in the future.

“Britain is one of the five member states to have received a “final warning” from the commission after persistently surpassing limits for nitrogen dioxide levels.”

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