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Génon K. Jensen receives award for advocacy on air quality

HEAL’s Executive Director has received a Clean Air in Cities Award for a valuable personal contribution to improving air quality in London and elsewhere.

Génon is one of the 24 people recognised by Clean Air, an organisation founded and directed by Simon Birkett.

The Clean Air in Cities Awards 2014 recognise those people who have made a valuable personal contribution to improving air quality in cities including London. It is tremendous to recognise the contribution of many people from across the political spectrum and from campaigners to scientists and business leaders. Individually and collectively, these people have ensured that air pollution is regaining the attention it deserves.

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Last year, HEAL’s Deputy Director Anne Stauffer won an award for her work. Read the full article here

“In the EU, children would benefit enormously from a stronger policy on air quality. EU research has shown that living near a busy road may be responsible for 15% of asthma in children. Isn’t it time to act?" says Genon Jensen, Executive Director, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL). “The total cost of respiratory disease in the EU 28 exceeds a staggering €380 billion, according to a report from the European Respiratory Society and the European Lung Foundation.” , HEAL press release, December 2013

Originally posted on 14 May 2014

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