Children are more vulnerable to air pollution than adults due to the fact they breathe in more air for every pound of body weight. Organs including their lungs carry on developing until they get to their late teenage years. Many studies have shown how organs which are still developing are more sensitive to pollutants. Children absorb pollutants more than adults and exposure to pollutants during childhood can make them more susceptible to infections during their adult life. There are grave concerns about air pollution for children.
Air pollution for children – A big concern
Children who have lung diseases like asthma are particularly vulnerable to pollution, and air pollution can even have a big impact on children prior to birth. A recent study showed that hundreds of thousands of children were being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution at school. The investigation was carried out by Greenpeace and the Guardian and found that over 2,000 schools and nurseries were located near to roads that had dangerous levels of NO2. There is increasing concern that not enough is being done to change the illegal levels of NO2 in the air. The World Health Organisation say that reducing air pollution for children and adults can bring down the risk of lung cancer, heart disease, strokes and respiratory diseases.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to help if your child has come to harm due to air pollution, or if you came to harm as a child and are now able to claim for yourself. We do have a great deal of experience when it comes to getting compensation for cases involving air pollution and always work closely alongside our clients to put together the most convincing and compelling cases we possibly can. We have been representing our clients for over sixteen years.
Need to take action?
Contact us today if you are concerned about the effects of air pollution for children and think a claim for compensation could be made. You can reach us by calling 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile. You can also find out your eligibility to claim by using our online 30-second test. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and treat each case with the strictest confidentiality. Call now to get helpful, friendly advice.
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Author: Accident Advice