30. January 2019 - 19:00 till 21:00
Fighting for Air - Liverpool Screening plus Q&A Session | FACT -The Box | Wednesday, 30. January 2019
Concerned about the dirty air your children breathe in Merseyside?
Fighting for Air is a documentary set in Birmingham, working alongside the local community.
“Imagine if you could change the quality of the air we breathe – in just one day. Air pollution in the UK has been declared a public health emergency by a cross-party group of MPs, and Dr Xand van Tulleken is checking what can be done about it. Enlisting the help of enthusiasts and sceptics from the Kings Heath community in Birmingham, Xand stages the first ever large-scale experiment of its kind – using people power to try and bring about a quantifiable improvement in air quality for a single day.
With the pollution levels on the high street at the cusp of legal limits, the odds are stacked against Xand and his team. Can they achieve the improbable? Can the power of communities – with the help of some ingenious tech and some of the best experts in pollution science – succeed where governments have failed? Xand also becomes a case study in his own experiment. As he carefully tries to rid his body of the effects of pollution, he measures how his body functions are affected after exposing himself to a typical city street. The results are shocking.”
What lessons can we learn for our cities from his work?
Come and join members of the Clean Air Parents’ Network in Merseyside for a free screening of this film followed by a Q&A session with panellists from health and the environment. 6.30pm refreshments for a 7pm start.
Learn more about air quality in Merseyside, how it impacts on your children’s health, and what we can do locally and nationally for clean air for our children to breathe with healthy lungs.