More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads


More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas with toxic levels of air pollution, the UN children’s organisation Unicef has warned.

Tests suggesting that children walking along busy roads are exposed to a third more air pollution than adults, as their shorter height places them close to passing car exhausts, were also released on Thursday.


Government urged to take steps to reduce the impact of toxic air on vulnerable children


Clean-air campaigners have written to the government calling for a ban on parents driving their children to school in an attempt to cut down on toxic levels of air pollution.

Environmental groups and medics warn that pollution from the school run is having a serious impact on young people’s health.

Last week as I wrapped up the Kids in the City series, I talked about how city life is beneficial for families. Cities can provide children with a more active lifestyle, access to great amenities, reduced energy and goods consumption, exposure to diversity and better family connections. But, how do we create a city that meets the needs of children and families?

Children’s Health Collection 2015 comprises abstracts of all relevant articles published in EHP from October 2014 through September 2015: peer-reviewed research articles, news features, Science Selections, and editorials. Abstracts are featured for each research article published in an issue, and hyperlinks take readers directly to the full article online ( The Science Selections are noted just below the related research.


NEC richtlijn: compromise amendment kwetsbare groepen behouden in milieucommissie Europees Parlement!

Op 2 september zijn de door de commissies aangenomen amendementen op de NEC richtlijn gepubliceerd. Childproof had een voorstel gedaan ter bescherming van kwetsbare groepen in artikel 6

Considering the above, CHILDPROOF therefore asks the European Parliament to: