Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Clean air.

I am an asthmatic. Despite the fact that it is years since I had a bad attack I still do react to poor air from time to time.
My worst moments of feeling as though I'm drowning on dry land was when I still lived in the north.
Up in Lancashire fifty years ago certain conditions made me cough...sometimes feeling as though I was about to actually choke. This was a fairly regular event .
Moving to North Wales was wonderful...the clean air meant that in three years I never had an attack....and that word is not an exaggeration. You really do feel under attack during the worst times.
Living in Essex wasn't bad....but I cycled everywhere and I have graphic memories of slumping over my bike coughing . But this was a fairly unusual event.
Here in Cornwall I have only had one or two attacks easily dealt with by my inhalers.
So I know how important it is to have clean air.
Over the years various governments have introduced laws aimed at cutting out the worst of the greenhouse gasses.
We bought a diesel car thinking this was the least pollutant . Oh dear!
One reason for enjoying cruises is the wonderful clean sea air breathed in with joy as we travel! But I always take my inhalers away with me...
Clean air is important to us all. Long may we continue to to try to keep it as pure as nature intended!

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1 comment:

  1. We live on the outskirts of London in North Kent. But we have dirtier air than inner London. A combination of heavy industry along the North of the Thames and the building of new complexes nearby, including power stations and the horrible Dartford Crossing and M25 Junction within 5 miles and the motorways and local traffic just compound it - our Local Authority has been giving planning permission for more dirty industries, which despite controls imposed on their planning consent, will still contribute net to the dirty air.

    My spouse needs to carry an inhaler and I am on permanent medication for air borne allergies including dust and pollen. This week, with schools out, the air is a lot cleaner just by the school traffic not running.