Air pollution affects more children in cars than outside

Aidan Rennie-Jones
Embargoed to 0001 Monday February 16. EDITORS PLEASE NOTE PICTURE POSED BY MODEL. A young girl prepares for a journey in a child's car seat near Ashford in Kent, as a survey reveals two in three car seats are not fitted properly.
Embargoed to 0001 Monday February 16. EDITORS PLEASE NOTE PICTURE POSED BY MODEL. A young girl prepares for a journey in a child's car seat near Ashford in Kent, as a survey reveals two in three car seats are not fitted properly.

A study has found children are at greater risk of dangerous levels of air pollution when traveling inside a car than when outside a vehicle.

Writing for the Guardian, professor Sir David King has found that walking to school or cycling is actually better for children than being driven to school, as they are exposed to less pollutants.