Pollution monitoring in the UK

Joined-up Thinking for Real-time Pollution Monitoring

With much of England, Wales, and Ireland experiencing moderate to high levels of air pollution, it’s time to take a serious look at how we can minimise the impact that poor air quality has on us. An estimated 29,000 people a year die in the UK alone from the long-term effects of air pollution. Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis, the head of Air Pollution and Climate Change at Public Health England, says “measures that significantly reduce particulate air pollution or cut exposure would be regarded as important public health initiatives.”

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