The Mayor of London has issued a further ‘high’ air pollution alert for Friday as the city continues to see significant levels of pollution from the continent combine with local emissions.
The Mayor triggered a ‘high’ air pollution alert on Tuesday 22 March until Thursday 24 March – the first since August 2020. Following the latest forecast from Imperial College London Sadiq has issued a new warning for Friday 25 March, as the levels of pollution in London remain high.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, “Unfortunately the high levels of air pollution we have been seeing in London are set to continue for another day, and I’m issuing a ‘high’ air pollution alert for Friday.
“Toxic air is extremely dangerous for Londoners and it’s important that we all do what we can in order to reduce the impact this can have on those who are most vulnerable.
“We can look out for each other by walking, cycling, or taking public transport, and avoiding unnecessary car journeys. It is important that Londoners stop engine idling and don’t burning wood or garden waste – all of this will contribute to already high levels of pollution.
“By taking these steps we can help protect those who are more vulnerable to high pollution. While this alert is in place people with heart and lung problems should avoid physical exertion.”
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