According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), climate change is impacting human lives and health in a variety of ways. It threatens the essential ingredients of good health – clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food supply, and safe shelter – and has the potential to undermine decades of progress in global health. You can read more about public health and the environment on the WHO website here.

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

In this section we’re exploring air quality in Suffolk and the impacts it has on health, as well as the importance of individual wellbeing in a changing environment. The relationship between the quality of air that we breath and our health has been researched for many years. High levels of air pollution can have a significant impact on our health, contributing to a number of different factors.

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