Respiratory disease & Asthma E Petition
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If you have respiratory disease or suffer from asthma, when you move house you have to take into consideration all the factors that affect you. You would make sure you don’t live next to a farm, or a building site, or land that can be built on. However, you cannot make allowances for buildings being upgraded or road-works in an area.
Building companies and road-works companies just want to complete their works without being inconvenienced by people with breathing problems. If that means inconveniencing respiratory disease & asthma sufferers & they have to leave their own property, at their own expense, the companies causing the nuisance are laughing.
Unfortunately nuisance law specifically excludes anything or anybody that are very sensitive, which means that respiratory disease & asthma sufferers are excluded from the only law they could use. This is a very strange situation, that a group of the most vulnerable citizens of the country are singled out, leaving their lives in danger, so that builders and councils etc. do not have to do anything to help respiratory disease & asthma sufferers from the nuisance that is being caused by their works.
The law in the UK is stacked against people with asthma even in their own home.
10% of the UK residents have asthma, 3 people a day die from asthma and there are nearly 80,000 emergency hospital cases of asthma each year. If you add those who suffer from respiratory disease this is lots more. It would be far more cost effective to have respiratory disease & asthma sufferers moved away from danger. Asthma sufferers would rather stay in their home and the works not done. This is not practical, neither is living in conditions that could kill them. The practical solution is for builders and the like to have a small contingency to move the small people who are affected by these works. This will have the benefit of cutting down on hospital admissions, doctors appointments, medication etc. Further it would mean that respiratory disease and asthma sufferers would be free to do productive work, and boost the economy.
We want to change the law so that people in their own homes would have the same legal redress when affected by local external influences, (e.g. building work) as people in the workplace would receive from their employers.
We are inviting people to join us if they would support an e- petition to the UK Government to change the law.
We would like to encourage everyone to spread the word about this group. Feel free to make posts relating to asthma.
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