BiB Breathes

Funded by NIHR BiB Breathes will evaluate the health, air quality and economic impacts of Bradford’s Clean Air Plan, including a clean air zone.

We will explore changes in air quality in the city using regularly collected data that is already available on air pollution and will also collect additional data from 12 schools throughout the city. We will recruit primary school age citizen scientists to record pollution levels during their school commute and will use routine health data from over 500,000 Bradford residents to explore whether the plan improves health within the district.

We will also conduct group discussions and interviews with key groups of people including businesses, transport companies, families, and pedestrians. These discussions will explore what may have helped or hindered the success of the policy and any unexpected effects.

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Rosie McEachan-