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)Results of London’s air quality monitoring can be accessed from the Breath London website

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