Haze underneath High pressure.

The WHO regard air pollution as the top killer in the world. It is not just an urban problem. Here in the UK, it causes varying degrees of health issues from nose and throat irritation, to childhood asthma, strokes and heart disease. Air pollution has an effect on mortality equivalent to tens of thousands of people dying prematurely in the UK every year (COMEAP). This invisible killer is a serious problem and increasing due to climate change at home and worldwide.

 

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