Overweight? Wheezing? Diabetic? Cancer? Anxious?
Pollution is one of the main causes of health problems in our cities.
Hereford is unusual. The prevailing wind comes from the west and keeps the air clean, for the most part. This is an Atlantic wind. It carries no pollutants, as it travels from the sea and over the Brecons straight into our city.
People say the proposed Western Route 'is as good a place as any'. Really?
Putting a busy road to the West of Hereford city will mean that all of the fumes from traffic, mainly freight, will be blown right into town. Even with the advent of electric vehicles, this will be the case, as lorries will continue to use diesel.
On top of this, we all know just how inconsiderate many car drivers and passengers are, don't we? Every motorway and road in the UK is strewn with rubbish thrown from cars. Guess where this will fall?
Got it! Straight into the river. Bye bye fish. Bye bye otters. Bye bye swans. Hello Doctor.