A bracing stroll along the beach breathing in lungfuls of fresh sea air is widely considered to be beneficial to health.
But a new study suggests that refreshing sea breezes may actually contain a toxic cocktail of pollution caused by ferries, container ships and other sea traffic.
A study of the air along coastal areas for the specialist science journal Oceanologia discovered high levels of ‘hazardous nanoparticles’ which can penetrate the lungs and cause heart disease and other ailments.
I recall this from, what, half a decade back? And thus the law has been changed? When near populated land ships must use a higher class of fuel, not the dredgings from the bottom of the refinery?
This all being implemented now and into the near future, meaning that they’re reporting on something that is largely already dealt with?