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British PM skips morning jog because of pollution

Published on Apr 3, 2014 6:07 PM
 
A woman strolls through Kensington Gardens as smog surrounds Kensington Palace in central London on Thursday, April 3, 2014. British Prime Minister David Cameron abandoned his normal early morning run on Thursday because of high pollution levels in London. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron abandoned his normal early morning run on Thursday because of high pollution levels in London.

A combination of local emissions, light winds and pollution from continental Europe, compounded with dust blown from the Sahara, has prompted health warnings about poor air quality across southern and central England.

Asked about the pollution levels in a BBC interview, Mr Cameron said: "It is unpleasant, and you can feel it in the air." He said: "I didn't go for my morning run this morning. I chose to do some work instead. You can feel it.

"But it's a naturally occurring weather phenomenon. It sounds extraordinary, Saharan dust, but that is what it is."

 
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