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What has been achieved in the 60 years since the first Clean Air Act?

Longhurst, James; Barnes, Jo; Bushel, C.; Chatterton, Tim; Hayes, Enda T; Prestwood, Emily; Williams, Ben


C. Bushel

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Enda Hayes
Professor in Air Quality and Carbon Management

Emily Prestwood

Ben Williams
Research Fellow in Air Quality Management Resource Centre


2016 marks 60 years since the first UK Clean Air Act.
This presentation considers the factors contributing to successful management of air quality and the factors that act as barriers to progress.
The public health catastrophe of the 1952 London Smog created the political momentum for the 1956 Act to be passed.
The presentation reviews the progress in meeting the air pollution challenge and comments on the weakness of the governmental and societal response to the national and global public health challenge.

Presentation Conference Type Keynote
Start Date Oct 11, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Longhurst, J., Barnes, J., Bushel, C., Chatterton, T., Hayes, E. T., Prestwood, E., & Williams, B. (2016, October). What has been achieved in the 60 years since the first Clean Air Act?. Presented at Routes to Clean Air 2
Keywords Clean Air Act 1956, air pollution, air quality, air quality management area, clean air zone
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Routes to Clean Air 2


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