Saturday, 14 April 2018

Particulates and Virals?


A study in Utah has suggested that even relatively short exposures to particulates from diesel fumes increases the chances of people (and other animals?) developing viral lung  infections (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/13/air-pollution-spikes-can-heighten-risk-chest-infections-research-Utah). This makes it even more reprehensible that the UK Government has reportedly spent circa £500k of tax-payer's money trying to overturn legal requirement to improve air quality (especially near motorways). It is worrying that many schools are located in high pollution zones.

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