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Children subject to air pollution on school run.

Children subject to air pollution on school run.

Children are five times more exposed to harmful air pollution when travelling to primary schools in London than at any other time of the day, a worrying new study has found.

It also revealed that those who walked to school via backstreets were exposed to the lowest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution, even less than those travelling in cars and buses.

 

Researchers advised that pupils in the capital should avoid using busy roads to walk or cycle to school if they are to reduce their exposure to the toxic air in the city.

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