|Calls For Horn Lane Public Health Investigation|
Local resdents want Director of Public Health to launch full inquiry
Levels of pollution around the Horn Lane Industrial Site are frequently high and an ongoing cause for concern.
With reports of a local rise in asthma and respiratory illnesses there've been calls for Ealing Council's Director of Public Health, Dr Jackie Chin, to press for a Public Health Inquiry.
Local resident, Maire Lowe, says there is still time to contact Dr Chin and stress the importance of such an investigation:
We are about to hear whether the Director of Public Health for Ealing believes there is sufficient evidence of serious pollution in Horn Lane to warrant a full inquiry. She will not take that decision lightly. A full enquiry will cost money at a time of scarce resources, may delay plans for regeneration of areas around the future Crossrail station and may require some of the heavy industry to relocate out of Acton.
Balanced against that is the assertion that an increasing number of young children have to be admitted to hospital with breathing problems. that the local pharmacies fill up to three times the number of prescriptions for inhalers than they would expect and that the coating of dirt on cars, windows and gardens is looking increasingly thick. Local GPs and pharmacies have been expressing concern for years. Even if we personally do not have breathing problems, there ara many who do.
Do it now. Email: chinj@ealing. gov. uk
November 25th 2015