Polluted city

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by BigMoaner, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Londoners, does it worry you?

    We live probably 30 meters from a road that has approx 10k of vehicles travel it a day.

    Getting worried now, might move because of it. Why we didn't think of it before we moved here, I don't know!

    But then the rational part of my mind is surely the risks are minimal? We live in teh suburbs so overall pollution in the air is probably less, the buildings are all lower, etc.

    reading horror stories of childrne with underdeveloped lungs (daughter's school is on another busy road).

    Worrying for nothing? Risks small. Wading through all the data is confusing. According to kings college website, air in the area is rated low. Who to trust.

    Are we ruining our healths staying in this city?
     
  2. boohoo

    boohoo No.

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  3. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    They reckon 300meters is the affected zone :(. We're all fucked lol
     
  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    London is the most polluted place in the country, but it's still "low"

    [​IMG]
     
  5. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    :( Still fresher up the hill. I don't use a car. It would be useful to discourage car ownership. Make buses more buggy friendly. Create jobs locally. Why does everyone need to work in central London?
     
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  6. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Exactly. Wtf?
     
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  7. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    In response tonfez
     
  8. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Historically it must be at a low. They used to have coal power stations in city centres!
     
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  9. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Telling people not to use cars is like telling the tide not to come in. Sadly. I think making the cleaner isbthe only way around it
     
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  10. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Were they dirty bastards?
     
  11. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

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  12. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

  13. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Family pack of face marsks #paranoid
     
  14. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

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  15. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

  16. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Pointless - they'll still let in NO and the microparticulates which are the biggest hazards.

    The best way of protecting you and your family is to avoid using cars - the air pollution inside one is just as bad as outside it, but you're not even flushing it out of your lungs more effciently by dint of getting gentle exercise (as cyclists and joggers do).

    And what boohoo said about moving uphill - I can feel the difference in air quality between where I am and central Brixton - it's even more scarily noticeable between the top of this hill and the dip in Streatham High Road.
     
  17. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I believe cabin filters are fine enough to catch particulates, though I may be wrong, so I think this is not the case.
     
  18. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    read that it kills twice as many as road accidents....



    ...which actually is quite low, if you think about it. i can't think of a single person i know who has been killed in a crash, for example.
     
  19. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Particulates, perhaps - pollen, ordinary dust, barbecue smoke. Not AFAIK microparticulates (the stuff in diesel exhaust), which are far far smaller. They're the ones which get deep into your lungs and stay there. :(
     
  20. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    make the test harder.

    stop car finance.

    or somethign.
     
  21. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    build another london.

    put those who want to drive and pollute themselves there.

    the rest can live in the pedestrian London.

    i'lll write to my MP, but doubt anything will come of it. lazy cunts.
     
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  22. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Khan is hoping to tackle central pollution with a further £10 congestion charge

    Looking at that map you realise the congestion charge needs to be rolled out across London and for the buses to be cleaned up pronto.
     
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  23. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

  24. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    whilst i don't trust the car lobby twats, i am not sure i trust the ranting environmentalists either. i am choosing the kings website and the council for my data. both declared the busy road i live beside high in No2 but low in particle shit.
     
  25. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    i know their are a few pollution experts on here - i am 60 meters from a busy road, and there's a lot of greenery just behind the houses.

    does the N02 rate drop significantly in a mater of metres?
     
  26. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

  27. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Which would be important if a "pollen filter" was designed so that it caught pollen and nothing else, but that's apparently not the case.
     
  28. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I've been commuting by bicycle for years and have never really noticed the pollution TBH. Probably just used to it.
    I once made the mistake of cycling through the Rotherhithe Tunnel and the pollution in there made me feel ill.
     
  30. fredfelt

    fredfelt Mostly unknown member

    Air pollution causes about 40,000 early deaths a year. Accidents result in around 3,000 deaths every year.
     
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