If more than 4,000 Londoners died every year as a result of dirty water it would be a national scandal.
If toxic brown liquid poured out of our taps there would be protesters lining the streets and politicians clambering over each other to solve the problem.
But at least then Londoners could opt to pay for bottled water instead. What option do those suffering from our lethal filthy air have?
What option does a child going to school alongside one of London’s most polluted roads have when she steps out into the playground? What option does a pensioner suffering from chronic asthma have as diesel fumes blow into her face at the bus stop?
One option might be to elect a politician willing to do something about it. Sadly in London, that is an option we increasingly do not have.
Yesterday the current mayor of London Boris Johnson launched a consultation on proposals that appear to tackle the problem. His plans to implement a new “Ultra Low Emission Zone” seem to ban all but the leastRead More »from The silent killer that politicians still refuse to tackle