Air quality monitors should be installed in Scottish schools to determine whether pollution is putting pupils at risk, doctors say.
Members of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) said that without information being available on air quality within schools, Scotland was “risking our children’s future through lack of data”.
The college has raised the issue with MSPs on Holyrood’s net zero, energy and transport committee, calling for monitors to be placed initially in all city primary schools for at least a year.
The RCPE said that monitors should then be placed in secondary schools in urban areas.
It accepted that Scotland had “some of the cleanest air globally, along with some of the more stringent air quality objectives in Europe”. But in aNews