Air pollution, or as it’s more commonly known “smog”, is on the rise – with the worst affected areas being in cities and towns. London is currently one of the cities undergoing a drastic scheme to try and cut down air pollution; including surcharges for driving around the city and penalties for those who are leaving their engines running for an extended period of time e.g parents waiting for their children outside the school gates.
Other countries are also taking air quality seriously. With China having some of the poorest air pollution levels in the world, they are vowing to cut down their pollution levels by 30% in 2018.
Why is it important?
Poor air quality can have a serious effect on your health. In fact, last year 40,000 early deaths were linked to air pollution. In the first month of 2018, London had already surpassed the air pollution limit, reaching illegal toxic levels in the city.
It also has an undeniable connection to global warming, with the government concerned about the emissions being released into the atmosphere. To stop this from happening, there have continuously been new sanctions put in place to encourage companies and individuals to pollute …