Newbold on Avon residents have reacted with concerns over health fears after 'dust' levels have greatly increase in the village over the last few weeks.
The villagers which borders (along with Long Lawford and New Bilton) the massive CEMEX cement Incinerator in Rugby (Picture above) have long term concerns about levels of early deaths in the neighbourhood from Breast Cancers and Blood Disorders’ such as Leukaemia as well as incidents of respiratory illnesses such as Asthma in the community
Local residents in worry have spoken to local Green Party activist and Newbold resident Lorna Dunleavy about their concerns.
Lorna Says "I have contacted (and urge other to do so) the Environment Agency today on their Free Phone incident number on 0800 80 70 60 to ask them to investigate our concerns after levels of dust greatly increased on not just outside garden areas and cars but also inside people's homes."
“Local people are really worried about possible health problems associated from the visible particulates in our community but even more so about the unseen particulates that can enter the human body and the blood stream."
Lorna says "it is fair to say my community is very worried about the impact of living right next door to the CEMEX plant and the seemingly lack of information and study into the health of local people - especially 'clusters' of serious ill health reported by local people - but seemingly largely ignored by Government and those agencies that are supposed to protect us."
"We need a detailed health study to take place - including allowing self reporting of ill health - Something we in the Green Party have called for, for many years!" Says Lorna.