The British authorities ignore the demands of the United Nations to protect the lives and health of ordinary citizens from the dangerous effects of polluted air. The United Nations came to this conclusion after studying the report, which will be made public this week during the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.
The author of the report, expert Baskut Tunkak, stresses that air pollution in the UK grows annually. Moreover, official London does almost nothing to ensure the health of the population, even after repeated letters regatory. The UK violates its obligations to the international community, as the air quality in the country does not improve, the expert believes. Annually in Britain, because of the polluted air, up to 40 thousand people die prematurely. The highest content of nitrogen dioxide, harmful to human health, recorded in London, as well as in Birmingham, Leeds and Ipswich.