The air we breathe

Whist we see plans to raise the pension age, the warning is published in a very small, hard to see article in the Sun that the pollution levels in London have reached crisis point and are below par for the 36th consecutive time.

That is a good cause for a very justified protest to hold demonstrations on the pollution levels in London instead of protesting about all other kinds of matters. Yesterday I saw outside of the high court bikers protesting about charges for them. Yet, we have to get the pollution levels down. It is important for our health.

Problems arising from pollution are not immediately apparent and often affect us only years later. Studies have shown that children living near busy roads have problems developing their lungs properly. Asthma is becoming more common in big cities.

Britain as a whole has allowance for 35 bad air days per year only but that goal has not been reached. Whilst we are busy thinking only about football goals, we should spend more time thinking about healthy living goals.

Bad air days, don’t seem to bother us as much as bad hair days but what we have inside of our bodies should be more important than what we have on top of our heads.

We have to change our attitudes and see taxation of fossil fuel burning vehicles as a necessary step to improve our health and not as a punishment.

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