Wednesday, 21 July 2010
LETHAL LONDON LEVELS
OZONE LEVELS PEAK IN THE HEAT
Lethal London Ozone levels have been recorded over the last few days, in the current heatwave.
The government, via DEFRA, love to blame the “foreign” transboundary air flowing from the industrial areas of Northern Europe…and see no reason to change transport policy here. They say only winds from the east cause pollution.
Since Monday 19th July 2010, the winds have been SW-SSW, and temperatures 28-29 degrees centigrade…..so the levels in London, shown above, are all our own work !!!
100 = 5% DAILY MORTALITY INCREASE
150 = 8%
180-190 = 10% DAILY DEATHS MOVE UP!
200 people a day die in London on an average day, so that's an extra 10, 12,16 or 20
A DAY...EVERY DAY THE LEVELS ARE HIGH
The average death rate for people over 55 (the elderly are much more at risk here) can go up from 9/100,000 to 20/100,000 in extended heatwaves....where ozone and temeperature combine.
For a fixed temeperature...the higher the ozone, the more die
For a fixed ozone level.... the higher the temperature the more die
The death rates are much higher amongst the working class in all cases.