It’s worth remembering that Thanet has the highest lung cancer rate in Kent. And a specialist cancer ward for specialist cancers such as leukaemias and the like.
And an 11 year early death rate.
So in most parts of Kent and UK you’d die at around 80 years of age. But in Thanet you’d die around age 69.
That’s a massive statistical skew for just 100,000 people on a Kent population of 1.3M.
Off the scale.
Those are Third World death rates: Kazakhstan, Bolivia, Iraq - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy
Why is that?
Coal mines probably have something to do with that. Smoking wouldn’t really do it. But throw in an airport and a mercury factory and the most polluted drinking water in South East England and you’ve a toxic cocktail that endangers you. And kills you 11 years earlier.
Throw in removing the air and noise monitors by Infratil and Richard Samuel and Brian White and your councillors for unregulated airport expansion built on the water supply and you have to wonder what has been going on.
Add the former MOD fire safety range setting fire to jumbo jets near the water supply.
It's pretty clear isn't it.
Thanet. Open for pollution business.
And shortening the lives of the people around them.
Even KCC have walked away from the problem now.
But your children and elderly relatives lungs are more fragile, so the genetic effect of drinking polluted water and breathing polluted air, (the figure is a 57% higher chance of asthma and c.28% for other serious breathing difficulties for living near airports - let alone under the low-level flight paths) is a gift to pass on to their children and grand-children.
Our politicians and civil servants aren't loosening the safety standards are they? Of course they are.
Failed. Failed. Failed.
Time for Change.