Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle

by sofiyataver on October 5, 2017 - 10:40pm

Air pollution is one of the main problems of the modern world. The article “Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle” by Matthew Taylor points out that every area in London has an exceed limit of one of the most toxic pollution particles in the air (PM2.5). This condition has short and long-term negative effects on the health of the residents. The government is encouraging to set up some plans to regulate and reduce the pollution as soon as possible. For example, the setting up of the T-Charge, which will impose an additional charge for more polluting vehicles entering central London and the initiative of the mayor to sign London up to the Breathe Life coalition, the body UN Environment and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition.

Just because we cannot see it does not mean pollution is not there. Obviously, the challenge with the environment must be taking seriously. However, to reduce all the excess of pollution, it would take a lot of years and dedication. It is better to start encouraging the society to take the right choices over polluting decisions now, for a better and healthier environment in the future.

Link of the article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/04/revealed-every-londoner-breathing-dangerous-levels-of-toxic-air-particle

Comments

The topic of pollution definitely interests me as even though it is widely consired as one of the world's most important issues, as suggested by the article that I have found, which compares its impact to that of Ebola and HIV, at the moment, there are still people who take the state of the environment for granted and do not believe in global warming. The points made in the summary of the article are definitely valid as pollution obviously have negative effects on health and it is our duty to instore institutions and initiate plans of action to solve the issue. I think that even though it is kind of cliché at this point since we have been warned against polluting so many times, we still have to be remembered of this issue that plagues of the world.
Kirk, Ashley and Patrick Scott. "How high is air pollution in your city and how does it compare to the most polluted cities in the world?" The Telegraph, 11 Oct. 2017, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/high-air-pollution-city-does-compare-t...

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