December 5th will mark the 66th anniversary of the Great Smog, a cloud of pollution that plagued London in 1952. The infamous pollution killed 4,000 people, and 100,000 fell ill. It was speculated that coal use and the unlimited output from chimney stacks.
Today we see growing environmental and health issues arising from the extensive damage pollution has had. 50,000 annual deaths are linked to pollution with a chemical gas cloud appearing on the coast of Bexhill late last year. The cloud had caused serious irritation on the bodies of those affected.
Hastings Borough Council has ensured that regulations are in place and maintained in order to meet the legal requirements to cap pollution. The council have future plans and initiatives that include constructing new roads in order to prevents congestion and creating pollution hot spots on the road, improving air quality.
Additionally, there are now improved methods of monitoring pollution, front and foremost monitoring stations for pollution in water and air. These monitoring stations will check for a variety of chemical levels in order to properly alter pollution in areas where there are pollution hot spots. These monitoring stations ensure that Hastings and St. Leonards reach the national standard.