|Link to The Guardian|
"... Labour MP Barry Gardiner said:
"The parents of London's three million children will wonder what on earth Boris thinks he is doing. They want action to improve air quality, not to cover it up. Asthma and other illnesses caused by air pollution are estimated by the government to cost the UK more than £8.5bn each year. Artificially reducing particulates directly in front of official air quality monitors perpetrates a fraud on the public health."
"Earlier in April, Jenny Jones, the Green mayoral candidate for London, accused all mainstream political parties of lacking the political courage to tackle air pollution, despite the strong evidence that it represents a major public health risk."