Email sent July 05, 2013 1:12 PM

Dear Sirs,

I am very concerned about written statements concerning air quality displayed at the SEMMMS exhibition.

In particular, on the display board titled ‘Local Air Quality’ , the reader is informed that levels of pollution exceeding the specified limits are not a risk to human health.

[UK air quality standards] represent thresholds which are adopted as an indicator relative to the risk to human health; they are not a trigger level above which there is a definitive risk to human health’

This is misleading to the extent of totally contradicting all that is presently understood about the effects of air pollution and the intent of the laws that control air quality.

It is not for the SEMMMS team to assert there own nonsensical interpretation of health risks involved but It is a matter of public concern that they show due diligence regarding compliance with air quality laws.

I have no doubt that visitors to the exhibition have been lead to believe that air quality is not a substantial concern despite the accompanying graphic showing many areas with the highest levels of predicted air pollution. To make good the damage this has caused please display the following at all future SEMMMS exhibitions.

1) Make a corrective statement regarding the risks to human health citing the quoted statement.

2) Make the following statement clarifying the legality of current non compliance in the UK. ‘In May this year the Supreme Court declared that the Government is failing in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution.’

Your cooperation in this matter would be appreciated,

Kind regards,

Stephen Houston