I blogged the other day about air-pollution in Suffolk. No – not sand from the sahara that you can’t do anything about, but particulate matter which comes from – wait for it – the internal combustion engine and coal fired energy.
Now the Evening Star has published Public Health England’s verdict. “Suffolk: Air pollution was contributory factor in more than 800 deaths in 12 months” What seems to be happening is that smoking-related deaths are going down but ones related to air-pollution are rising. Surprised?
We haven’t much coal fired energy here – but we do drive a lot of cars – partially because transport is so poor.