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‘Urgent action’ needed on playground air quality

Campaigners want action on air pollution around London schools following suggestions from the Mayor’s office that children should stay away from playgrounds during smog episodes

London Assembly members and campaigners have called for action on air pollution following suggestions from the London Mayor’s environment advisor that children should be kept away from playgrounds during bad smog episodes.

In an interview on London FM radio station LBC on Wednesday (February 27), the London Mayor’s environment and political advisor Matthew Pencharz said it may be “sensible” for children to avoid being in the playground in areas of high smog.

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