Early findings from a major study in London (or so they say) seen by the BBC,
show that the lung capacity of 8 and 9 year olds is 5% lower than the national
Professor Jonathan Grigg is leading the study in London. He works out of the Centre for Paediatrics at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
A test is being carried out at Cathedral School in Lancaster.
The school's head, Anne Goddard, said the findings were "quite worrying".
"It's the only playground we have at the school and it's right next to the road. The levels are high so obviously the effect on the children, especially those with asthma, is a concern."
So now children are not allowed to play in the playground just in case they might inhale a particle that may or may not harm them in later life?
What now, children aren't allowed outside to get fresh air and play outside? They will turn out to be obese and then the stupid idiots are going to tell us that we have to make our children exercise outside more to make sure our kids stay fit and healthy.
I really wish they would make up their mind and stop wasting our money on useless studies.
I grew up playing outside all the time, it hasn't done me any harm. So I rest my case :-)