A few thoughts for a spring day

While many are enjoying the warmer weather across the UK, it has led to air pollution rising across many parts of England and Wales. The government has previously been criticised for failing to bring down air pollution levels.

According to UK Air, warm sunny conditions and light winds, from the southeast, means that ‘moderate’ levels of air pollution are expected across many parts of England and Wales.

When levels reach ‘very high’ the general population is advised to reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors.

For adults and children with lung or heart problems ‘high’ levels, and in some cases for lung problems in ‘moderate’ levels, Air UK advises they reduce strenuous physical exertion, whilst asthma sufferers are advised they made need to use their inhaler more often.

Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said, “This latest air pollution episode, coming so soon after the last, is troubling, and could again put people living with respiratory conditions at risk of worsening symptoms.”

She added, “With periods of high pollution often resulting from a combination of domestically-produced pollution and that coming from mainland Europe, we need urgent action from government to clean up the air we breathe, across all government departments at home and at a pan-European level.”

Anyone who still denies that human intervention has created the problem has clearly not been listening to the science.

What small step can each of us take?
Here are a few ideas; perhaps you have some of your own to add:

  • Never leave your vehicle engine running when it’s stationary
  • Walk more, its healthier to get the exercise
  • Share your journeys, it also saves money
  • Consider green energy
  • Use EV motoring

EV – Electric Vehicle


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