Kings Cross has relatively bad air: it’s a huge transport hub with very high levels of car, taxi, bus, lorry and diesel train movements. I lived in the gyratory for a while and the pollution was ghastly. But it looks like things could be even worse than normal over the next few days as the Met Office forecasts ’10/10 Very High’ air pollution for London as a whole. It’s a combination of a winter high pressure trapping London”s smog, which is added to by a light Easterly wind that is bringing extra pollution from continental Europe.
The Met Office says:
‘Adults and children with lung problems, adults with heart problems, and older people, should avoid strenuous physical activity. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often.’
A few points worth bearing in mind:
a really great sunset in London often enhanced by pollution particles glowing red
the nice hazy look in the morning is probably chemical smog
if your allergies are playing up it might not just be Spring pollen but pollution particles
According to the Mayor’s office air pollution incidents have caused hundreds of hospital admissions in London.