• Question: were you gross off when u touched the lungs. and hoe do u stop lung pollution happening I know one reason em factorys and cars.. have u been in a operator table about the lungs, do u investiage as well smoke in the lungs ???

    Asked by loveheartstuff to Liza on 13 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Liza Selley

      Liza Selley answered on 13 Jun 2018:

      Hi Loveheartstuff,

      That’s right- cars and factories are the biggest sources of air pollution in the UK. We can do our bit to help pollution by cycling, walking and using public transport more because this will reduce the number of cars on the road. People drove over 325 billion miles in the UK last year! We can definitely reduce that number!

      I haven’t done any operator table stuff but I do have to write code to analyse my data sometimes. I find it really hard!

      Yeah touching lungs is a little bit gross- I had to do it before lunch last time and had to switch to something vegetarian! I use tweezers to do it though and always wear my gloves.

      Cigarette smoke isn’t something I look at specifically – there are so many types of air pollution that I don’t have time to study everything I would like to 🙁 I do look at wood smoke though which is really interesting – it seems to affect the immune system completely differently to traffic pollution.

      Thanks for asking, it’s great to see you are interested 🙂