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The effects of air pollution on LOCAL communities. I have a good grasp on what will effect human health in the air pollution sphere and how to gain improvements. I can also with general air pollution related queries and certain specific problems, for example those air pollution problems caused by TRANSPORT related sources. My main interest is related to AVIATION on which I can also advise on NOISE related matters. I am based in the United Kingdom so most of my knowledge is related to the UK situation.

Experience in the area

Seven / eight years dealing with air pollution and noise related matters at the Terminal 5 public inquiry at Heathrow. Now trying to defend my area against a third funway or runway to you.

What do you like about this subject?

The position regarding air pollution is always changing therefore I have never been board in my job. I deal with mainly aviation related matters, which gives the work an added dimension. I enjoy the challenge of taking on the large corporations.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would like to work to reduce the air pollution levels where problems exist. I wish to instigate research on the effects of aviation on air pollution. I would like to get a ban on aircraft flying at night in the Heathrow area to stop the community being woken

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

You cannot tell the difference between air pollution from cars and air pollution from planes

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Those of you who smoke cigarettes have no concerns regarding air quality. Even spending time in a smoky atmosphere will expose you to levels of toxic fumes orders of magnitude above ambient air pollution standards!

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2015-03-30 My Genius Hour Project:

Dear Neha    Thank you for your question.    I deal with rather a lot of things so what I have come up with are five themes which might help you with your work.    Key messages about pollution.    1)

2015-03-25 Living near airports:

Hi there Erin,    Thank you for your question.      I cannot give you a definitive answer but here are some pointers.    From what I can gather this is quite a small airport.  I looked at the flight logs

2014-07-08 Burning garden to keel weeds:

Alex    My views on your questions.      You don't state where you are but this might have a bearing on your decision.  If you happened to be in the UK and live in a built up area it is likely that you

2014-04-01 air quality near a freeway:

Apologies for not replying before now.    Unfortunately I can only provide you with an answer to the second part of your question,the part regarding the buffer action of the river. I cannot imagine that

2012-06-19 All Electric Commuter Aircraft:

   Sorry I cannot really help with this query beyond what you have probably done already,  that is google the subject.  What I would say is that I have heard of an old DC3 being powered by a fuel cell


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