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Air Quality

air-quality-graphicPoor air quality is linked to health problems such as asthma and air quality can therefore be used to measure our quality of life.

The main source of air pollution in towns is from road traffic. The National Air Quality Strategy to improve air quality in the UK, set standards for the control and reduction of the main air pollutants by the year 2005. Local authorities are required to review and assess the air quality in their areas in order to reach those standards.

Graph of no. of days when air quality has been moderate or worse

Air quality is measured by the number of days on which the standards are exceeded. At present, those standards are rarely exceeded. However, more information is being collected from new equipment, which may provide a more accurate picture in the future.

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