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In The Press

04/07/2018

The Independent – Young girl’s death first to be linked to illegal levels of air pollution

A young girl’s death from asthma is the first to be linked directly to illegal levels of air pollution. Ella Kissi-Debrah died in February 2013 after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for asthma attacks.
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04/07/2018

The Guardian – Child’s asthma death linked to illegal levels of air pollution

‘Striking association’ found between nine-year-old’s hospital admissions and local spikes in air pollution
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04/07/2018

Hodge Jones and Allen – Attorney General asked to quash nine year old’s inquest as new evidence links her death with unlawful pollution levels

Leading human rights lawyer, Jocelyn Cockburn has written to the Attorney General asking him to quash the inquest conclusion of a nine-year old girl and order a fresh inquest because new evidence has come to light that London’s unlawfully high levels of air pollution contributed to her death. It is believed that air pollution has never before been cited on a UK death certificate.
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04/07/2018

The Times – Girl’s death from asthma linked to car pollution

The death of a nine-year-old girl after repeated asthma attacks has been linked to air pollution on busy roads close to her home. It may become the first death directly attributed to illegal levels of air pollution in the UK and if confirmed will strengthen the case for tougher penalties against high polluting diesel vehicles.
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03/07/2018

The Telegraph – First death linked to air pollution as government asthma advisor finds ‘striking association’ with girl’s fatality

A nine year-old girl's fatal asthma attack is the first death to be linked directly to air pollution.
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19/06/2018

Ameyaw Debrah.com – Meet Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, the secondary school teacher who ran for Lewisham East MP

PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE Meet Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, the secondary school teacher who ran for Lewisham East MP ByAmeyaw DebrahPublished on June 19, 2018 SHARE TWEET COMMENT During last week’s by-elections in the UK Parliament constituency of Lewisham East, a friend sent me the results, which had the name of a Ghanaian in the running.
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12/06/2018

The Standard – Green candidate in Lewisham East by-election who lost daughter to severe asthma attack

The mother of a young girl who died after a severe asthma attack is ramping up her fight against toxic air by taking her first step into politics. Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is standing for the Green Party’s candidate in the Lewisham East by-election on Thursday and is calling for the proposed ban on diesel cars to be brought forward by a decade.
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12/05/2017

Friends of the Earth – UK air pollution and asthma: the right to clean air

Tell me a little about the Ella Roberta Family foundation We educate people and raise awareness about the seriousness of asthma. We want to understand the reasons why it’s not being taken seriously. One of the areas we’ve branched out into is looking at the pollution levels in Lewisham [south east London] because they are very high. This brought us in contact with Friends of the Earth.
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11/07/2016

Lewisham Council Meeting – Ella Roberta Foundation

Lewisham Council Agenda item - The Ella Roberta Foundation
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06/06/2016

The Huffington Post – Rosamund Kissi-Debrah To Sue Over London Air Pollution Levels After Daughter Died Of Asthma Attack

A grieving mother has described the "horrendous" asthma attack - she suspects caused by air pollution - that killed her daughter. Rosamund Kissi-Debrah spoke on Monday of her plans to sue the Mayor of London for illegal pollution levels, following her child Ella's death aged nine in February 2013.
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