Pollution is a growing problem but an odd solution seems to be going on over in London with these calcium-based adhesives being applied on roads when everyone is asleep. Boris Johnson has reportedly ordered a fleet of trucks to apply the said calcium-based adhesives on roads at night in an effort to fend of pollution which can be harmful to human individuals.
The initiative aims to prioritize road hotspots with the intent of stopping pollution from ascending into the atmosphere where it creates a host of problems including respiratory issues.
Once on the roads, the adhesive is invisible, however, Mayor Johnson insists its impact is crucial. The glue sticks tiny soot-like particles called PM10s to the road. These particles are produced by exhaust fumes, as well as tire and brake wear, and can cause asthma, cardiovascular problems, lung cancer and premature death.