Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New scare for over protective parents

According to the BBC website today, road particles pose a higher risk to children than they had previously thought.

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
average.

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 :-)

1 comment:

Tory Poppins said...

FFS . . .all this PATHETIC political correctness is pissing me off. Jesus - when I was a kid we played outside . . we ate peanuts . . .we played on CONCRETE playgrounds . . .we ate 'E' numbers . . .we got a clip round the ear if we were rude . . .we walked to school . . .and we're all FINE!
I wish all these PC fanatics would fuck the fuck off and go and get a life!

Oh, and on the subject below - anti-smoking PC fascists should go and live somewhere like North Korea, where they'd clearly feel more at home!