Why we all need to have fresh air
THERE has been concern regarding the high levels of air pollution in the UK but actually this phenomenon has always been around.
Fifty years ago when I was a glider pilot, I was well aware of it. Anti-cyclonic high pressure weather systems trap all the dirt – by the inversion level (normally about 3,000 feet).
The present pollution has obviously been exacerbated by the Sahara sand but will dissipate quickly when the high pressure moves.
I am far more concerned about air quality – or lack of it – all the year round in public buildings and hotels.
I feel very sorry for all those slaving away in rooms that have no opening windows letting in “ fresh” air but are completely air conditioned and far from fresh. “ Air polluted” would be a much better title.
How much illness and disease is passed round UK staff from germs and bacteria recirculated and pumped through the vents all day/week/year long? How much does this cost British industry?
I would like to see public lists in the workplace stating hourly: “ This room has been scientifically checked for air quality to breathe and meets all human requirements for a healthy life.”
Keith Massey, Mill Lane, York.
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