Poor air quality kills more than 200 people in Cornwall each year, says council

Posted By on 2nd October 2020

By Richard Whitehouse New figures have revealed that an estimated 221 people die in Cornwall every year due to exposure to poor air quality. The data was published as Cornwall…

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  1. I am interested in what mitigation is being proposed to tackle the AQMA on the A390 at Gunnislake. Continuing to do nothing is not acceptable. There is no point in just monitoring a bad situation and saying “oh look it continues to be bad”. Please look into this.

  2. Truro can expect over 4000 more homes before 2030. If every home has 1 car then traffic in the AQMA will increase considerably. Hoping that electric vehicles are the solution is naive. There are not enough world resources to transition every fossil fuel driven vehicle to electric. Cornwall Council has to get serious about investment in public transport and consider car free days to help break our dependency on car culture.

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