I’m back­ing the High Court de­ci­sion

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - RON­ALD MACKAY Squir­rels Close Uxbridge NAME AND AD­DRESS SUPPLIED

I AM de­lighted to hear that Hilling­don Coun­cil’s le­gal chal­lenge to the ex­pan­sion of Heathrow has been abruptly thrown out by the High Court.

Ex­pand­ing Heathrow will cre­ate up to 180,000 jobs and pro­vide £211 bil­lion in eco­nomic ben­e­fits and growth across the UK by 2050. The coun­cil should aban­don this point­less chal­lenge be­fore it wastes any more valu­able pub­lic money. I trust that this case will re­ceive the same per­func­tory treat­ment if it ever re­turns to the High Court. with­out ad­dress­ing pre­ventable causes.”

Time is rarely taken to look for the cause of a pa­tient’s can­cer and what chem­i­cals they have been ex­posed to in their em­ploy­ment or en­vi­ron­ment.

A fam­ily friend, Ed­ward Pri­est­ley of York­shire, suf­fered aplas­tic anaemia (se­vere bone mar­row de­struc­tion) caused by work­place toxic chem­i­cals and his doc­tors didn’t think he would live.

But he re­searched and by re­duc­ing ex­po­sure to chem­i­cals such as sol­vents and ben­zene, he re­cov­ered.

He eats healthily – or­ganic if pos­si­ble to avoid pes­ti­cides. It’s no magic, cure but it can give the body a bet­ter chance.

Decades later his blood count is nor­mal and he helps suf­fer­ers vol­un­tar­ily.

I’ve just heard that if Heathrow gets an­other run­way it’s es­ti­mated that there will be over a quar­ter of a mil­lion more flights a year from Heathrow.

What will our air be like then, when air pol­lu­tion around Heathrow al­ready breaks safety lim­its!

No won­der health ex­perts now ad­vise us that one in two peo­ple in Eng­land born af­ter 1960 will get can­cer.

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