Sunday, 9 October 2011
"Generally, I have not found myself affected by Auckland’s poor air quality too often. Some areas are worse than others. My house is situated near two large areas of native bush so I find the air is pure and clean. However, there was an occasion where I experienced Auckland’s poor air quality when I was walking through the central city on a crisp, still morning recently. Traffic congestion was at its peak and with exposure to exhaust fumes, extractors from businesses and cigarette smoke creeping through the streets, it was enough to leave me feeling dizzy and nauseated. It has been said that up to 80% of our air pollution comes from vehicle emissions, better transport, less air pollution I say."