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Most Scots support a rule banning automobiles near schools.

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Seventy-eight percent in the survey agreed that new regulations should be enacted to prevent drivers from leaving their cars with the engine running while waiting near schools.

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According to recent studies, the vast majority of people support a ban on leaving one's car running near a school.

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Asthma + Lung UK Scotland, a major lung organization, commissioned a study to determine public opinion on banning idling vehicles at school entrances.

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From the over a thousand persons polled, 78% stated they wanted to see legislation passed to prevent motorists from leaving their cars running while waiting near schools.

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The announcement comes days before International Clean Air Day, which highlights the need to better manage air quality by decreasing pollutants to preserve human health.

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As schools in Scotland recently reopened, Asthma + Lung UK Scotland is urging the public to avoid leaving their cars running in areas frequented by students.

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The organization has also called on governments to strictly implement bans on unnecessary vehicle idling.

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The director of Asthma + Lung UK Scotland, Joseph Carter, made the following statement: "Cars release harmful gases and particles into the air through their exhaust systems.

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UK Asthma and Lung Center According to a Scottish study, air pollution near schools may harm children's lungs.

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In addition, because of the increased velocity with which babies breathe in comparison to adults, more airborne pollutants enter their systems.

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Air pollution, the organisation claimed, can lead to asthma attacks and COPD flare-ups, as well as cause lung cancer in healthy people.

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Glasgow City Parents Group's Leanne McGuire said: "Whenever picking up or dropping off students at our schools, we ask that you please turn off your vehicle's engine.

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