As part of steps being taken for cleaner air in the area, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council have launched a survey to find out how poor air quality affects the local community and measure awareness of the simple actions that can help improve air quality.
The survey is an opportunity for local residents to:
- voice their views about local air pollution
- provide details on how it affects them and the people in their lives
- express what they would be willing to do to improve local air quality
Poor air quality is the largest environmental health risk individuals face today.
Long-term exposure can cause heart and lung diseases, low birth weights, poor lung development in children and may even contribute to mental health issues. It is linked to almost 500 early deaths every year in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
By completing the survey, people can share their views on the local impact of this national public-health crisis.
The survey is open April 30.
Anyone age 16 and over is invited to complete the survey, which should take no more than five minutes to complete.
Complete the survey