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Interactive Healthy Lung Exhibit Comes to Leytonstone Get Together

Residents can find out more about the importance of clean air and healthy lungs at a brand new interactive exhibit coming to the Leytonstone Big Weekender on Sunday 4 September.



Organised by the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign, the exhibit is in the shape of a giant bubble, to emphasise the importance of breathing clean air. The bubble will offer residents free lung function testing and an interactive game where they can learn about clean air and how to protect the lungs.



Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment said: It’s great to see this important exhibit come to the borough so that residents can find out more about the importance lung health and what they can do to protect themselves. Poor air quality is a major concern in Waltham Forest, and the Council is doing all it can to reduce pollution across the borough. We also encourage residents to take up more sustainable modes of transport, and reduce the number of unnecessary journeys they make by car.”



The bubble will be on show for the first time in Trafalgar Square on 2 and 3 September, before moving on to the Leytonstone Get Together on 4 September. Visitors will be able to learn more about the steps they can take individually to improve the quality of the air they breathe at work, home and during exercise. Anyone who wants to test the capacity of their lungs will be able to do so by breathing into a special spirometer. For more information on the campaign, visit www.healthylungsforlife.org.


 The Leytonstone Get Together takes place on Sunday 4 September in Leytonstone Town Centre. This year’s event features a great live music line-up, arts and crafts and delicious food and drink. Entrance is free. It is also Car Free Day in Leytonstone, and you can get your bicycle fixed for free by Dr Bike if you visit the Enjoy Waltham Forest stand.



Waltham Forest residents can also sign up to receive free air quality text alerts, providing them with an update whenever higher levels of air pollution are forecast. This is a very useful service for anyone for anyone with respiratory and cardio vascular illnesses or higher sensitivity to pollution issues. To sign up text AIRTEXT to 78070. For more information visit www.airtext.info or follow @airTEXT_WAL on Twitter.


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