Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal

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Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal

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Not quite Sydenham but close enough to have a very direct and extremely important bearing.

This link at the BBC reports that the Attorney General has decided to announce a fresh inquest after hearing new evidence linking Ella Kissi-Debrah's death to illegal levels of air pollution near her home in south London.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46823309
....local air pollution levels regularly breached EU legal limits. Her last fatal seizure happened during a spike in air pollution levels.

An inquest in 2014 found she had died of acute respiratory failure and severe asthma.

However, the attorney general's decision has now paved the way for a new inquest to determine whether "unlawfully high levels of air pollution" were partially the cause of her death.

Mrs Adoo-Kissi-Debrah said: "It's great, it's the right decision and now we can get to the bottom, really, of the health impact of air pollution on young people.

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I'm not surprised being one who can't cope with diesel fumes easily at all. People can help by not sitting stationary with engines running plus TFL either could or should do better to "keep London moving" which it claims to but clearly doesn't in the Bell Green to Forest Hill route (and elsewhere of course). It's known that some air pollutant particles collect in lungs incrementally, so the sooner the problem is addressed in a meaningful way the better and long before 2025 or 2040. Face masks might help but empty fine words don't.

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Ella’s mum is reliant on public support to fund this case. You can donate to her legal costs here:
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/airpollution/

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Not at all sure why there are such significant delays still.
Another pre-inquest review was set for April 8 at Southwark Coroners Court.

The inquest, which could take place in either November or December next year, is likely to last two weeks.
An update published on 17 December 2019.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1810 ... next-year/

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Well we can thank the mayor from 2008 - 2016 who did nothing about air pollution. That mans inaction kills about 4000 people a year but it’s just a jolly jape to him

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ion-report


https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ ... ccounter=2

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I thought this forum was non political?

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