E.ON has shown a 16ft installation which outwardly speaks to the issue of air pollution, after 88% of people admitted they are confused about air pollution and 89% would accomplish more to handle it in the event that they knew how.

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With 63% of individuals saying they don't know enough about air pollution and a similar rate admitting they put air pollution to the back of their mind since it's invisible, 'LUNGS' has been created to make the invisible visible and show the current levels of air pollution influencing every one of us.

Located on the banks of the River Thames, LUNGS tops off with various shaded smoke to present Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide and PM 2.5 – three noteworthy pollutants which we take in daily.

LUNGS has been revealed by E.ON ahead of the week-long Global Climate Strike (twentieth 27th September) and London Car Free Day (22nd September), with Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience at the University of Plymouth, to help raise awareness, educate and give practical recommendations about air pollution and clean air.

The new research additionally uncovers that:

  • On average, individuals can confidently name one air pollutant whereas near half (47%) don't feel good naming any.
  • Over a third (37%) don't think air pollution influences parks and green spaces and 13% don't think it harms the home.
  • 66% (67%) have turned out to be more worried about air pollution in the most recent year.
  • Over a third (36%) said that what they read in the media has made them more concerned and a quarter (24%) referred to David Attenborough explicitly as a trigger.
  • Two thirds (62%) of parents state that fresh air is a key concern for them and their families.
  • Parents are likely to handle air pollution (92%) contrasted with non-guardians (84%).
  • The larger part (71%) suppose the government should take responsibility for air pollution, trailed by huge corporations (64%) and the public (63%).

Those in large cities state they endure air pollution because of the comfort of living where they do (24%), to be near family (23%) and proximity to work (17%). Eight of every ten (81%) state that they don't feel like they have a decision yet to live in a zone with poor air quality with a further larger part (82%) revealing they are stressed over the hazard to health from breathing in toxins. Moreover, 45% admit to eating meat, although they feel guilty of its effect on the environment.