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Thursday, 3 April 2014

STATEMENT FROM NORTH WEST GREEN PARTY ON AIR POLLUTION TOMORROW

 

Air pollution levels are forecast to hit 7 or above by DEFRA standards tomorrow in parts of Cheshire and South Manchester, so people at risk of respiratory illness and other health conditions are advised to avoid physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and especially if you have a cough or sore throat. This is important advice and I hope you can communicate this to your readers / listeners as soon as possible.

This is a quote from the Green Party's European candidate, Peter Cranie: 

“South East England and continental Europe needs to reduce the level of air pollution they are contributing to the smog, but we could also act locally by cutting the amount of traffic on roads around Cheshire and South Manchester with car share schemes and encouragement to use public transport, instead of planning further roads and increased vehicle emissions."

"This also shows the government that they should be pushing for stronger air pollution laws from the European Union, rather than trying to water down the rules we already have. This episode is another reminder that we need to work with our European neighbours in creating laws that protect our environment and our health. Anti-EU parties like UKIP have their heads in the sand because they don't recognise that we need EU wide co-operation on the environment.”

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