Londoner’s are breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particles
New research presented today, based on the latest London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory shows that every area in London exceeds the World Health Organization’s limits for PM2.5 particulates (tiny pollutant particles that can embed deep in the lungs).
The research also found that 95% of Londoners live in areas that actually exceed the limit by 50% or more. PM2.5 particles can occur from dust storms or forest fires but in urban and industrial settings are mainly created by motor vehicles and manufacturing. The World Health Organization and The International Agency for Research on Cancer have designated PM2.5 particles as a Group 1 carcinogen.