The Air We All Breathe
Hedvig Andersson
CampusTales Contributor
King's College London
May 12th, 2017


Studying in a city like London, there are endless opportunities. Prospering work possibilities, closeness to world-known cultural institutions and the decision making power that affect us in our daily life. Inevitably there are also some challenges and disadvantages that constantly influence our way of living .

This week the air quality hit “high alert”, reaching 10 out of 10 on the air pollution index. A combination of cold and still weather, traffic and a high use of wood burning stoves, created a thick fog that surrounded the entire city. Some schools even limited out door breaks due to the toxic air and a general recommendation was made to avoid physical activity outside.
This week the air quality hit “high alert”, reaching 10 out of 10 on the air pollution index
Coming from a home on the Swedish countryside with closeness to the ocean and the forrest, clean air has been given. To me it’s a matter of course, that all people should have access to air that is not toxic and harmful. This is probably the reason why I find these news so shocking.

Hopefully this happening has created a realness to the current situation, and is something the government will take serious actions upon, that will have actual effect…

Here is a video of how King’s approach urban problem like these.




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The Air We All Breathe
Hedvig Andersson
CampusTales Contributor
King's College London
August 3rd, 2017
Studying in a city like London, there are endless opportunities. Prospering work possibilities, closeness to world-known cultural institutions and the decision making power that affect us in our daily life. Inevitably there are also some challenges and disadvantages that constantly influence our way of living .

This week the air quality hit “high alert”, reaching 10 out of 10 on the air pollution index. A combination of cold and still weather, traffic and a high use of wood burning stoves, created a thick fog that surrounded the entire city. Some schools even limited out door breaks due to the toxic air and a general recommendation was made to avoid physical activity outside.
This week the air quality hit “high alert”, reaching 10 out of 10 on the air pollution index
Coming from a home on the Swedish countryside with closeness to the ocean and the forrest, clean air has been given. To me it’s a matter of course, that all people should have access to air that is not toxic and harmful. This is probably the reason why I find these news so shocking.

Hopefully this happening has created a realness to the current situation, and is something the government will take serious actions upon, that will have actual effect…

Here is a video of how King’s approach urban problem like these.




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