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MPs warn air pollution is "a public health crisis"

A group of MPs has described air pollution as "a public health crisis" - 62 years after London was struck by the great smog.

The Commons Environmental Audit Committee is calling for drastic measures to be introduced to reduce the harmful effects in a new report.

BBC London's Tom Edwards spoke to Debbie Bourne of St Paul's Primary School, chairman of Environmental Audit Committee, Joan Walley MP, Simon Birkett of Clean Air for London and Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor of London's environment adviser.

  • 08 Dec 2014
  • From the section London