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Schools join research into the effect of air pollution on children’s health

8 June, 2018

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study involving air quality scientists from King's College London and launched today by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)*, are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms. 

Led by Queen Mary University of London, the CHILL collaboration brings together experts from six globally leading research centres, including the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health which is led by Professor Frank Kelly of the Environmental Research Group at King’s.