Call to action should have followed London air pollution death, say lawyers


A coroner’s decision not to produce a report outlining action that must be taken to reduce air pollution, after ruling that the death of a nine-year-old girl was caused by it, has surprised lawyers. Last week, coroner Philip Barlow ruled that air pollution had made a material contribution to the death of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who lived in Lewisham, south east London. It is the first time in the UK – and possibly the world – that pollution has been recognised […]