Landmark Air Pollution Ruling Highlights Importance of Good Home Ventilation

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A groundbreaking ruling that air pollution caused a nine-year-old’s death has highlighted the dangers of everyday exposure to pollution (specifically traffic fumes), and how important it is to ensure effective ventilation in our homes.

Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in February 2013 was ruled by Southwark Coroner’s Court to have been caused by acute respiratory failure, severe asthma and air pollution. It is the first time in the UK that air pollution has been listed as a cause of death.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.