Pollution and health

When we talk about the climate change emergency I thinkthe reason that a lot of people feel little need to take action is that we are talking about effects that won't be fully felt until some time in the future. However, humans are suffering now as a result of the pollution we are creating. I was at a talk a couple of years ago where we discussed the physical and mental effects of air pollution, on children particularly, but also on adults with breathing problems. I'm quite well educated about climate change (or so I thought) but I found this a revelation, particularly the effects of pollution related to car use on kids now. 

 

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The case of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is getting a bit of air time at the moment and I think this would be a good time to draw attention to the fact that the circumstnaces of her death with regards to air pollution seems unlikely to be an isolated incident. When I'm talking to people about climate change they are extremely reluctant to change their driving behaviour and I don't think there is a widespread awareness of the effects of pollution on not only those outside of the car, but also themselves and their families as they sit in traffic.

by kirstyg63 on November 30, 2020 at 08:21AM

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