Plastics and Us: How Pollutants in Our Oceans Affect Us

Chemicals compose everything, including items that we are entirely dependent on, such as plastics and antibiotics to name a couple. Nonetheless there remains a sense of chemophobia – the fear of chemicals that is ultimately driven by generalisations of a few unsafe compounds. Here lies the conflict between our reliance on particular items and the impact they have on our own vitality, and the health of the environment.

The real architects of London’s filthy air aren’t private owners of diesel cars, but ancient and inefficient public service vehicles

Cressida O’Connor debates how far ordinary motorists are to blame for the UK’s increasingly worrying air pollution epidemic.