Cheap tests on leaf traces can now show exact local pollution levels, and can prove the the exact source and composition of the invisible toxic chemical cocktail of NOx and SOx we live in.
Soon victims and their families will be able to take Court cases against polluting industries and the oil and vehicle industries.
In the UK about 40,000 people p.a. die as ‘extra deaths’ caused by air pollution, and the WHO gives a figure of 2,400,000 deaths a year world wide.
All these and the countless ill and disabled are due compensation from the greedy capitalists who use this technology KNOWING FULL WELL THAT POLLUTION FREE ALTERNATIVES EXIST (See below).
A team led by Dr Barbara Maher at Lancaster University have developed and proven a technique which measures pollution levels precisely by the resulting magnetism on plants. The results are surprising, just a few metres from a road separates a lethal and a breathable atmosphere.. Kids in prams are much more exposed than adults standing up.
Exact pollution maps could now be drawn and simple ‘pollution shields’ and hedges erected
Read more .here
Now a brilliant new study (2011) by Hansard and Maher analyses a whole neighbourhood of Lancaster next to an industrial plant, with exact local pollution maps, distinguishing between toxicity from the factory and that from traffic exhausts.
Read the Study here
The next step is to copy these methods, which promise to be relatively inexpensive, and combine the results with information on health effects of airborne hazards, to create the INDIVIDUAL POLLUTION DOSE for living in a particular spot.
From there we can link to people who have suffered or died in that place from those symptoms , and get scientific information that could stand up in court, to finally start to MAKE THE CRIMINAL TOXIC POLLUTER PAY.
On this blog I’m promoting the CO2 free fuel, NH3, which gives off zero SOx and very low NOx gases or particles when burned. Amazingly this alternative is cheaper than petroleum and can easily be locally produced with wind energy, air and water, and while hazardous, cannot explode. All internal combustion engines could easily be converted to run on NH3 , stored as a low pressure liquid in gas bottles.
Amazingly until now nobody is interested in such a green alternative, which has existed all along.
note. posts on NH3 the CO2-Free fuel now have their own blog HERE.. http://co2freefuelexistsnow.wordpress.com/
Using petroleum and its derivatives we are paying just a small fraction of the real cost to the planet and humanity. If you include Climate Change and Air Pollution damage it’s totally uneconomic as well as immoral.
Hopefully if thousands of people start taking billion dollar Lawsuits, based on these new techniques for proving guilt, it could make green energy suddenly attractive.
..mike gilli, 9/9/2011 ( this isn’t just a link but a real post I put together! for the CO2-free fuel section).
- INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)
- New Report Ranks Pennsylvania Third For Most Toxic Air Pollution (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- “Green walls” against air pollution (phys.org)
- AHEAD proposing carbon-free ammonia fuel strategy to bring electricity rapidly to developing countries (greencarcongress.com)