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  • Air Fix - write about air quality to your MP
    ozone pollution many times during the summer months Indeed Wicken Fen and Weybourne monitoring stations exceeded government targets no less that 96 and 78 times respectively in 2006 by far the worst in the country Moreover unlike most other pollutants the incidence of ground level ozone pollution is actually getting worse each year and I gather is likely to continue to do so in view of global warming Indeed I understand that the Royal Society is so concerned that they have now initiated a major study into the impact of ground level ozone in the 21st century In their words Ground level ozone is a serious pollutant that affects human health reduces crop yields and damages natural ecosystems In Europe it is considered to be one of the most important air pollutants for these reasons According to the World Health Organization ozone pollution irritates people s breathing triggers asthma symptoms causes lung and heart diseases and in some extreme cases provokes premature death And yet to my astonishment I find that ground level ozone is specifically excluded from Local Air Quality Management because of the difficulties in achieving any improvement due to its transboundary nature Given that this is such

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  • Air Aid - Bangladesh
    with vastly inferior environmental health safety standards Extremely dangerous dioxins and other lethal Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs are just some of the toxins being breathed in by workers and local people in the vicinity of ship breaking Moreover three Bangladeshi cities are in the top 25 cities with the poorest air quality 2014 For more information see Greenpeace s report End of Life The Human Cost of Breaking Ships and

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  • Air Aid - Bhopal
    upwards of 100 000 people are still chronically ill from the injuries suffered on that night and the death toll has reached more than 25 000 Moreover the health of thousands of families in Bhopal remains threatened due to contamination of groundwater from toxic pools of waste at the abandoned Union Carbide factory For more information see Greenpeace Nightmare in Bhopal and The Bhopal Medical Appeal Also see Bhopal 30

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  • Air Aid - Felixstowe
    EU Subject to little control they are set to emit more pollution than all land sources combined by 2020 For more information see the European Commission website and campaigning group Transport and Environment s website To read more about container shipping see article in the Guardian published Jan 07 Moreover a shocking study in 2009 estimated that one giant container ship can emit as much cancer and asthma causing chemicals

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  • Air Aid - Niger Delta
    by product of the oil industry takes place here than anywhere else in the world As well as wasting a valuable resource the flares cause acid rain and contain toxins such as benzene which pollute the air causing respiratory problems cancers and infertility For more information see Action Saro Wiwa Platform London and UNEP s Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland report See also John Vidal s video report for The Guardian

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  • Air Aid - UK
    advisers Air pollution to blame for 60 000 early deaths per year Government to be warned Dec 2014 and diesel vehicles may be largely to blame Moreover the incidence of asthma in the UK 5 4 million people has risen to epidemic proportions over the last 50 years It is now amongst the highest in the world with one in ten children around 1 4 million under 16 year olds

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  • Air Aid - Wicken Fen
    government guidelines and tend to be higher than anywhere else in the UK Ground level ozone a cocktail of air pollutants reacting with sunlight which is toxic to both humans and vegetation is set to get worse as temperatures rise A Royal Society study Ground level ozone in the 21st century future trends impacts and policy implications in 2008 found that ozone pollution threatened human health food security and environmental

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  • Air Aid - New Delhi
    2014 by the World Health Organization WHO in 1 600 different cities around the globe the Indian capital city of New Delhi was found to be the worst with air pollution 10 times higher than acceptable levels The city was found to have the highest levels of particulate matter also known as PM 2 5 known to be most harmful to human health Air pollution is the country s leading

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