Lung cancer fears as Tory MP tested for COVID-19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Richard Lehoux is a former British Army officer Conservative MP Richard Lehoux has become the latest member of parliament to test positive for the gas COVID-19. The Liberal…

Lung cancer fears as Tory MP tested for COVID-19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Richard Lehoux is a former British Army officer

Conservative MP Richard Lehoux has become the latest member of parliament to test positive for the gas COVID-19.

The Liberal Democrat member for Henley in Oxfordshire did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mr Lehoux is not the first high-profile person to be caught in the UK emissions scandal – EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz was also caught up in it.

He has said he thought his kit could emit COVID-19, a non-toxic vapour, but that he acted within a legal framework.

Mr Lehoux, 53, was tested by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner’s Office.

He was due to take his place as an independent member of the energy and climate change select committee, in addition to his place as a backbench MP.

The Grenfell firefighers’ union leader Bob Crow has said that he expects Mr Lehoux to resign as the campaign for the investigation into the toxic levels of air pollution in London moves into its next phase.

Public bodies and retailers that sell appliances used to produce COVID-19 have the right to prove their products do not contribute to unhealthy levels of air pollution.

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What is COVID-19?

The ozone layer is a thin layer of very cold, reflective, water-bearing water that protects us from the sun’s harmful rays. Its thinness allows our bodies to absorb free UVB and UVA rays through this layer.

While ozone, the key compound produced by, yes, the sun, is not harmful when it is in the ozone layer, it is when it is depleted that people can be affected. This is why so many people develop skin cancer while wearing sun cream – as the UV rays escape this barrier, they are able to penetrate our skin and cause deadly damage.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This ozone layer reduces UV levels

When free UVA and UVB rays are trapped on the inside of our skin, a unique compound called hydroxyl-acetate, or CoVID-19, is produced, which is to be found in a room airconditioning unit.

This is then sucked into our lungs through our noses – causing a condition called Ozone Hypoxia Syndrome (OHS).

Many think that COVID-19 is harmless, but some experts are suggesting that it can cause symptoms such as lung problems, inflammation and burning.

It also happened in 2016 to Patrick Hennessey, the director of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, who was struck off the medical register for failing to warn patients of the dangers of sunlight exposure.

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