In a survey of “healthy streets,” the borough where a girl died as a result of air pollution comes in last.
A “healthy streets” assessment has ranked the borough where young Ella Kissi-Debrah became the first person to officially die from air pollution at the bottom.
Ella died in 2013 at the age of nine after having severe asthma. She was the first person to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on her death certificate.
Lewisham is now the borough with the lowest population density of all the inner London boroughs.
Islington, Hackney, and Camden were the best. Public transportation, speed limits, low-traffic neighborhoods, and cycling tracks all contribute to the Healthy Streets score.
“Nothing has changed…children are still breathing illegal amounts of air pollution,” said Rosamund, a campaigner against pollution.
The city council was contacted for comment.