Multi Faith Centre, 47 St. Helens St., Ipswich IP4 2JL

Saturday 6 October 2018

9:30 AM to noon



Around 40,000 deaths each year, in the UK, are attributable to outdoor air pollution, including over 100 in Ipswich. The economic cost of outdoor air pollution is around 20 billion a year. Despite emissions from motor vehicles falling by 12% from 2012 to 2016 Britain remains in breach of European limits for nitrogen oxides in 16 cities. This talk by Professor Ian Colbeck from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, will talk about the history of Air Quality, consider ways cities around the world are tackling air pollution. It will also address such questions as: Can air pollution negate the health benefits of cycling and walking? Are shampoos and deodorant a bigger source of air pollution than vehicle exhausts? Do trees really help clean the air in our cities?

The Plan for the Air Quality Seminar is

The history of Air Quality by Ian Colbeck PhD, (Professor in Aerosol Science/ Environmental Science, School of Biological Sciences, and Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Research and Education (Science and Health) at the University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester)

Current Health Issues by Marc Rolph (Health Protection Manager, Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, Ipswich)

The National Air Quality situation by Sandy Martin MP

Questions & Answers

Followed by a discussion on fostering collaboration and taking action on air pollution and issues such as local planning, transport, etc

This event is supported by the East of England Faiths Agency, the Ipswich and District branch of the United Nations Association and the Ipswich Society

Book a place - there are only limited places. Places are free of charge and can be booked on the oblong green REGISTER button above



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking for about a dozen cars at 47 St Helens, but it would be better to walk or cycle or use the bus (47 St Helens St is an 8 minute walk east of Tower Ramparts Bus Station

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

email or text 07854 776870