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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1441: tabled on 21 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House, on Clean Air Day 2018, notes that air pollution from traffic fumes has a devastating impact on health, especially on children and people with existing health problems; regrets the fact that air pollution is responsible for over 2,500 early deaths every year in Scotland and costs the Scottish economy over £1.1 billion annually; recognises that pollution has been linked with heart attacks, strokes and cancers, and can also restrict children’s lung development and the growth of unborn babies; believes that setting up Low Emission Zones in towns and cities can make a real difference in reducing vehicle emissions and improving the health of people growing up in polluted areas; acknowledges research undertaken by Friends of the Earth Scotland which showed that St John's Road in Corstorphine was the second most polluted road in Scotland in 2017; welcomes Edinburgh City Council's consultation into establishing a Low Emission Zone in the city; and congratulates the residents of Corstorphine and Murrayfield who have launched a petition calling for a future Low Emissions Zone to cover their local area.