New  NICE draft guidance on air pollution, containing recommendations for tackling poor air quality, is out for public consultation until 25 January 2017.

NICE says:
"Being exposed to short-term and long-term air pollution caused by human activities can have a significant health impact, with harmful emissions and the environmental risks associated with pollution linked to around 25,000 deaths a year in England.

Road traffic causes more than 64% of air pollution in urban areas. Air pollution and its health impact also costs the UK up to £18.6 billion a year."

Professor Mark Baker, director of the centre for guidelines at NICE said: “The battle against air pollution has to be one we are all fully committed to. This draft guidance seeks to redesign how we work and live in cities. ”