I’m a Site Engineer from London. I like to keep fit playing as many sports as possible while having a healthy social life. I enjoy visiting my Nan, and love music and movies.
It surprised me that the underground is one of the worst ways to travel regarding air quality and the older/deeper lines are far worse than the newer lines such as the Hammersmith & City line. I was upset to find that through my choice of career as a site engineer I’m subjected to poorer air quality.
Ashley usually takes the underground to work, but when he can he walks
"It surprised me that the underground is one of the worst ways to travel regarding air quality "
I thought my highest pollution readings would be when
working at the King’s Cross construction site. What
surprised me is that I was actually most exposed to
pollution when driving my car in central London – I never
knew sitting in a car was that bad!
I think people should be told about the type of pollution they are subjected to when taking certain routes/modes of transport – so people have the opportunity to make an informed decision.
If I were to pass on one thing, it would be that we all need to be aware of how bad the quality of air is while driving through London. I think if more people knew this they would do their upmost to avoid it.
I now will try to walk as much as I can and try to stay away from driving through London.
Are you an outdoor worker?
The British Safety Council and King’s College London have recently launched the ‘Canairy’ mobile app to help employers and workers minimise the risks of polluted air.
"We all need to be aware of how bad the quality of air is while driving through London."
Ashley was 6 times
more exposed to air pollution than those working in modern offices with clean air