WE NEED A CLEAN AIR ELECTION

We all need clean air – so we need a clean air election. Labour is ahead in the polls – which gives them space to do the Right Thing(s). Sadiq Khan’s election victory proved that sticking to principles can work – and that its not just Sadiq that’s not wedded to motonormativity. 1. So lets campaign! For much …

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My balcony

I love my balcony! Its great being out there with plant- and insect-life. Here’s what full sun looks like: Now im increasingly disabled, i struggle to walk out into my little heaven.To do the proper watering , primping and cooing. With recent hospital admissions, and the changeable winter spring, ive very sadly lost some plantsIm …

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Weblink RUPT mawer:

eight images in Wake wash work

For my RUPT CADA application, here’s some examples of my work:If you’d like to know more about the linked images / audio, please scroll down and click on the links in title. Living experience: Wake Wash Work: a narrative of (some of) my disabilities: collage including digital drawing, photos, and x-rays. See aggregate image up …

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Is the area where I live a problem? DRAFT

If you’re in a high risk group, please sign up for an automatic text advisory service for spikes of bad air pollution. But different areas also have different ongoing or ‘baseline’ levels of air pollution. Please don’t assume you live in a ‘clean air’ area!I can see one of the top ten trees in London from …

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What about the transport we use: cars / public transport / active travel DRAFT

There’s good news .. and bad news : The good news: Small particle (PM2.5) emissions from road transport have reduced very significantly.This follows improved vehicle design – and road traffic controls like ULEZ in London. Pedestrians experience less pollution than drivers and passengers inside vehicles. Its even better if you can walk along side roads. …

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What about my work? DRAFT

In Camden, the single biggest source of gaseous and particulate pollution is ‘commercial buildings’. Do you know about the causes of your local air pollution?There are so many sorts of commercial buildings where you might be working – but lets pick out three: – Office / desk work– Construction– Restaurants, especially meat cooking Of course, …

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Am I – and my family – at risk? DRAFT

There is no safe level for air pollution. But some groups of people are more at risk. Both from spikes, and with ongoing levels of dirty air: Children and young people have lungs that are growing (until age 20). Younger people are physically smaller, and breathe faster – so air pollution has worse effects. And …

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How can schools have safer air? DRAFT

Ella Kissi Debra - on the left as you face the image - and her mum Rosamund

Children and young people are particularly vulnerable to the adverse health effects of poor air quality as their bodies (including lungs and brains) are still developing and they breathe faster than adults – so take in proportionally more air. 99.8% of schools in England are in areas where outdoor PM2.5 is modelled above WHO levels. …

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