People in parts of England should be braced for “very high” levels of air pollution on Wednesday, the government has said.
Environment department Defra said high levels recorded on Tuesday in eastern England and the Midlands would spread.
The pollution – a mix of local and European emissions and dust from the Sahara – is set to move across southern England, the Midlands and East Anglia.
Those with lung or heart disease are urged to avoid strong exercise outside. Continue reading
China has suffered from increasingly bad levels of air pollution, resulting in both health and environment fears. However, scientists have said that the air quality in the country is now so bad that conditions are similar to those that would be experienced in a “nuclear winter”, according to scientists.
Researchers in China have suggested that the heavy smog levels caused by air pollution could have a severe impact on the country’s food chain. With the lack of sunlight breaking through the thick smog, photosynthesis within plants has been slowed down. This impacts growth of all crops, harming agriculture, which could have an economic impact. Continue reading