Air­ing con­cerns

The Scotsman - - Perspective / Letters To The Editor -

Andy Mac I have had the ex­pe­ri­ence of let­ting rooms to 14 lodgers. All but one had their de­posit back in full. Af­ter­wards, I found all kinds of dam­age which didn’t come to light in their exit in­spec­tion and all kinds of rub­bish I had to dis­pose of they’d hid­den in a va­ri­ety of ways dur­ing their exit in­spec­tion. A mat­tress pro­tec­tor was re­moved one time with one un­for­tu­nate con­se­quence. So it isn’t all a one-sided is­sue.

Nige Yes, I would imag­ine that a good pro­por­tion would have had their de­posit re­turn re­duced or with­held in full be­cause of le­git­i­mate rea­sons, but that seems not to have been recog­nised here. How­ever, on the is­sue of plac­ing the de­posit with a third party for safe-keep­ing, I thought the onus was on the land­lord to do this.

Esox Hunter Do it through an agent, most es­tate agents will of­fer this ser­vice.

Ben Palmer Preg­nant women are at an in­creased risk of mis­car­ry­ing if they are ex­posed to el­e­vated lev­els of ni­tro­gen diox­ide, a gas cre­ated by petrol and diesel ve­hi­cles.

Air pol­lu­tion is way less than it was even a cou­ple of decades ago. Huge strides have been taken in im­prov­ing air qual­ity, but the air pol­lu­tion/ cli­mate change brigade has be­come an in­dus­try in it­self where aca­demics who would in many cases be un­em­ploy­able in the pri­vate sec­tor can con­tinue to pump out ‘stud­ies’ and ‘re­ports’ de­mon­is­ing cars, taxis, buses, lor­ries, fac­to­ries and power plants whilst con­ve­niently ig­nor­ing the im­prove­ments that have been made.

choc­cy­woc­cy­doda Aye, I can re­mem­ber thick, smoke-laden fog from coal fires and the lo­cal gas­works when town gas was pro­duced from coal.

G Wood No­body in the Scot­tish ad­min­is­tra­tion/pre­tendy gov­ern­ment has said how the re­duc­tion from 30 to 20mph has made it safer for chil­dren and preg­nant women’s health. Be­cause it has not re­duced pol­lu­tion by any sig­nif­i­cant amount.

West’s Awake

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