Boris Johnson has left Londoners with an urgent problem with dirty air. Whoever replaces him needs to act quickly – starting with diesel cars

A year ago, ClientEarth obtained a landmark ruling from the supreme court, ordering the government to prepare plans to bring air pollution within legal limits across the country. Last week we were granted permission to take it back to court – because its new plan still isn’t nearly good enough.

Air pollution across the UK continues to threaten people’s health, and children are some of the first to suffer. Research by King’s College London suggests the lung capacity of youngsters living in London has been reduced by living or going to school near main roads. These children have an increased risk of disease such as asthma and bronchitis and face the prospect of a permanent reduction in lung capacity.

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Source: Guardian Environment