Statistics

Almost two-fifths (38%) of particulate matter comes from domestic wood burners and open fires, used by 7.5% of homes

Officials say almost two-fifths (38%) of particulate matter comes from
domestic wood burners and open fires, which just 7.5% of homes have.

[https://news.sky.com/story/pollution-proposals-aim-to-curb-emissions-from-wood-burning-stoves-11381351 ]

Interesting statistic!

"How you burn wood is important. In London, 69% of people who burn wood
are doing so in open fires, a practice banned in the capital by the
Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968. New stoves pollute far less than open
fires, but a recent report found that the limits for Ecodesign wood
burners allow six times more particle pollution than the exhaust of a modern heavy goods vehicle, equivalent to 18 new diesel cars."

via https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/08/pollutionwatch-log-f...


Consultation document - https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/clean-air-strategy-co...

Since 1 Jan 1950 RPI has risen average 5.4% a year. £1 then equal to £31.39 now. On CPI rise is 4.9% a year. £1 then equals £23.

Since 1 Jan 1950 RPI has risen average 5.4% a year. £1 then equal to
£31.39 now. On CPI rise is 4.9% a year. £1 then equals £23.33 now.


via https://twitter.com/paullewismoney/status/676775361330421760

Unemployment Benefit / Job Seekers Allowance 1948-2012

Lowest ever number of people eligible to claim JSA?

Relative Becquerels or relative risks?

I was struck by some of the numbers in the recent Guardian article on plans to lift radioactive contamination controls on UK sheep farms

OECD Education Statistics

From the Guardian
Phoney and Boney
guardian.co.uk, Thursday September 9 2010
In December the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) reported that, between 2000 and 2006, UK 15-year-olds fell from seventh to 17th place internationally in reading skills, and from eighth to 24th place in mathematics. Now we learn from the OECD (Report, 7 September) that between 2000 and 2008 Britain's graduation rates fell from third to 15th.

Tax - an art form

Things to make you ponder

The ladder of relative risk?

As a side report in today's report about the tangible effects of loneliness on heaalth:

Life and style

 


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