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Brent and Kilburn Times – Our Children Need Clean Air Now! Meeting to take place in Queen’s Park

One of the speakers is air pollution campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, the mother of Ella Roberta, who died aged just nine in 2013 after a severe asthma attack while living next to the South Circular.

PBC Today – Asthma campaigner calls for building ‘safe havens’

The mother of a young girl who died from an asthma attack linked to air pollution is to demand action from the building engineering sector and politicians at an industry conference in November
The event will see the launch of a ‘Safe Havens’ campaign (#BuildingSafeHavens) designed to promote the concept of buildings being engineered to protect occupants from the hazards of air pollution by creating indoor clean air zones.

Newham Recorder – Mother of daughter who died after asthma attack possibly linked to toxic air says campaign to stop Silvertown Tunnel is ‘winnable’

Ella Kissi-Debrah was nine when she died in 2013 following the attack. She may become the first person in the country for whom air pollution is listed as the cause of death following a fresh inquest.

Her mum, Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, told air quality campaigners who want to stop a tunnel being built between Silvertown and Greenwich: “It’s going to be a battle to get [TfL and City Hall] to change their minds.

“But I think it’s winnable.”

Greenwich and Bexley Green Party – New film showcases London’s air pollution crisis

The film explores the development of cross-party Stop the Silvertown Tunnel Coalition (co-ordinated by Greenwich and Bexley Green Party Campaigns Officer Victoria Rance) in the light of London’s air pollution crisis.

The Investigative Journal – Air Pollution: The Hidden Killer in our Midst

In April 2019, the Health Effects Institute (HEI) published a report entitled The State of Global Air, which revealed some alarming statistics: according to 2017 data, over 93% of the world’s population now live in areas that exceed the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) guidelines for safe levels of air pollution.