Thursday, April 03, 2014

High Levels of Air Pollution Causes Problems Across the East of England

Smog shrouds London landmarks after 'perfect storm' increases pollution. Famous London landmarks hide behind the smog as high levels of air pollution causes problems across the east of England.

Link to the article from the Telegraph.

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London is feeling the effects of a combination of a Saharan dust storm and high pollution levels.

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The city's landmarks were barely visible admid the dense atmosphere as health experts warn "adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms."

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Dr Helen Dacre, a meteorologist at the University of Reading, said: "Weather conditions have conspired to create a 'perfect storm' for air pollution."

The elevated pollution levels have been caused by a combination of local pollution, pollution from the industrialized urban parts of Europe, and a large wind storm in North Africa which has blown dust across the British Isles.

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