Air pollution above average in 41% UK schools

Two-fifths of children heading back to school this September face high levels of polluting gases that can cause asthma and lung inflammation

Gen Z kids are the ‘Greta Generation’

A new study has shown young children care more about climate change than their peers or fashion

More than 3.4m children attend schools with toxic air

A new study has found that 27% of UK schools are in areas with high air pollution levels

Vegan children shorter than meat-eating kids?

Study shows vegan tots are shorter than those that eat meat

Ethnic minority kids ‘exposed to higher levels of pollution’

New report finds average NOx levels at schools with the highest percentage of BAME students are 28% higher than schools with the fewest non-white pupils

Climate anxiety ‘keeps 17% of UK children awake at night’

More than half admit they’re worried about climate change impacts, according to a new survey by BBC Newsround

UN launches ‘world’s largest platform’ for air quality data

Air pollution not only affects people’s health but also the ecosystems and food production and is linked to climate change

Living near busy, polluting roads ‘increases lung cancer risk by 10%’

New research also warns poor roadside air quality stunts children’s lung growth by up to 14%

Children exposed to five times more harmful air pollution during school run

A new study has also found children who walked to school via back streets were exposed to the lowest levels of pollution

Reducing air pollution ‘could prevent asthma in nearly 67,000 children’

A new study looked into asthma cases in children in 18 European countries, including the UK, Denmark, France and Spain