“One of ISSOP’s trainee members has written an opinion piece, published in the UK newspaper, The Guardian, on the effects of air pollution on children’s health. This is a powerful statement on the impact of air pollution, particularly from diesel engines, on children’s respiratory function and on their lung growth. As social paediatricians we need to be aware of the damage done to children’s health by air pollution and advocate for change.” Nick Spencer, ISSOP President

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/29/children-choking-air-pollution-public-health-diesel-air

This summer I treated children choking on air pollution. We have to act – now.


This is a public health crisis. We doctors want to see diesel cars phased out, investment in clean air zones, and more, says Guddi Singh of Doctors Against Diesel

Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA