Poll: Should Schools have a "No-Idling Zone"?
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Should Schools have a "No Idling Zone"?

This question links back to an article that discusses the possibility of implementing no-idling zones at schools. This may seem almost rhetorical in a sense to most teenagers, as they'd definitely want to keep flexing their 2018 Ruby Red Mustang GT Coupe to all their peers outside of school, they wouldn't want a car ban at all! However the UK, facing a national epidemic of thousands of deaths per year (28,000-36,000 to be exact) attributed mainly to the severe pollution in the country, has many public health chiefs proposing this immediate and effective solution to reduce the pollution. This is something to consider for the benefit of everyone in the present and the future.

The UK health officials not only proposed this, but also to introduce no-idling zones to other vulnerable locations such as hospitals and care homes. In my opinion, this should be implemented as soon as possible because it's such an easy to get rid of the needless pollution we're making and if enough schools, hospitals and care homes follow through on this proposal, we might be able to influence the reduction of all pollutants globally.
Idling link - https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47525885

I agree with implementing a no-idling zone policy near schools. Children in comparison to adults are more susceptible to the effects of toxic pollutants being released from these idling cars. Therefore, school zones which are so densely populated by these youth can be greatly impacted. As said by the world health organization, kids are constantly growing, and their immune, nervous, and other systems are still developing, so these toxins can cause irreversible damage to their body systems.

In 2016, the Mayor's office conducted an experiment where they got volunteers to go around, asking drivers to turn off their engines when they weren't being used. After a series of "action days" they counted that black carbon levels were almost 40 % lower. Black carbon can be linked to lung and heart disease. So, if only a couple "action days" had such a positive effect on the air, imagine making "action days" a permanent thing with no idling zones in schools.

WHO link - https://www.who.int/ceh/risks/en/

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