London Underground has the city’s highest level of air pollution

first_imgDespite this, levels of air pollution are still dangerously high according to the findings of the investigation. PositionTube LineNumber of times above WHO’s safe limit1Central Line8 times2Northern Line6 times3Victoria Line6 times4Jubilee Line5 times5Bakerloo Line5 times6Piccadilly Line5 times7Circle Line2 times8District Line2 times9Hammersmith & City Line2 times10Metropolitan Line2 times Lilli Matson, TfL’s health and environment director, told the FT: “We believe [the air] is absolutely safe.” whatsapp Read more: Ulez drastically cuts London’s air pollution Even the lines that performed best in the tests – Hammersmith and City, Circle, Metropolitan and District lines – had air pollution levels higher than set by the WHO guidelines. “We must sort out this terrible level of bad air,” she said. These three lines all had air pollution levels that were more than five-times the level deemed safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Financial Times investigation uncovered that levels of PM 2.5 were worst between Bond Street and Notting Hill Gate. The London Underground is the most polluted place in the city with air quality 10-times worse higher than recommended by health guidelines in some parts. Transport for London (TfL) employs teams of workers to clean individual tracks of dust, hair and soot every day to decrease the level of pollution. An investigation has revealed that levels of PM 2.5 – particulate matter that can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause heart and lung disease – has been recorded at dangerously high levels across the entire system. TfL has also said that the air in the London Underground meets the UK’s Health and Safety Executive limits. Tuesday 5 November 2019 12:27 pm whatsappcenter_img Which are London’s most polluted Tube lines? Friends of the Earth’s Jenny Bates said they were “shocking findings”. Main image credit: Getty Images Air pollution was found to be worst on the so-called “deep lines”, with the Central, Victoria and Northern lines being the worst affected. Air pollution levels in this stretch were eight-times higher than London’s roadside average for PM 2.5. Read more: London Underground network set for full 4G mobile network by mid-2020s Air pollution is the worst on the Central Line, according to the FT data (Credit: Getty Images) “It’s absolutely essential for the health of anybody using the Tube.” Share Stefan Boscia These limits measure the amount of dust in a working environment, instead of PM 2.5. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndo London Underground has the city’s highest level of air pollution More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more