Distant photo of current incinerator at Belvedere

Facts:

A second incinerator at Belvedere will mean more pollutants are released into the air when the waste is burnt and from the diesel fuelled tugs and lorries delivering the waste for processing. These emissions will be carried far and wide by prevailing winds so will not only affect Bexley residents.

The image on the left shows the size of particulates (PM10 and PM2.5) compared to a human hair. PM10 can enter our lungs from the air we breath while PM2.5 can directly enter the blood stream via the lungs.

Jon Cruddas MP is particularly concerned for his constituents in Rainham and South Hornchurch and details of his campaign can be found here. Please also sign his petition.

Further information on the proven health risks associated with polluted air is available on the websites of Asthma UK, British Lung Foundation (BFL) and World Health Organisation (WHO)

The air pollutants shown in our logo are: NOx = nitric oxide & nitrogen dioxide, SO2 = sulphur dioxide, CO2 = carbon dioxide, HC = hydrocarbons and PM = particulates.