Headline news has been made across prominent news outlets including the BBC and the Guardian by Coroner Phillip Barlow, who has called for a change in air pollution law. This comes after the death of nine-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah and follows a long campaign by her mother to include air pollution on her death certificate as a contributing factor to the death of her previously healthy child. Ella’s mother, Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, founded the Ella Roberta Family Foundation to continue the campaign to prove the link between pollution and the deaths of children.
The Ella Roberta Family Foundation supports the All-Party Parliamentary Groups proposed amendment to the Environment Bill, to make the WHO standards for air pollution legally binding on the government.
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah was joined by Geraint Davies, Labour MP for Swansea West and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Committee on Air Pollution, at our ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference 2021, where their evocative talks led to a call to action to support the proposed amendments.
CALL TO ACTION: Rosamund Kissi-Debrah and Geraint Davies urge you to write to your MP to support the amendments to the Environment Bill. A suggested draft letter for your MP is available HERE.
Find out more about the Ella Roberta Family Foundation and donate HERE.
Watch the full ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference 2021 HERE.
Read the conference write up by Kate de Selincourt HERE.