Over-exposure to air pollution can be a health risk, so under
the 1995 Environment Act the government introduced a national 'Air
Quality Strategy', which all local authorities have to comply with.
This involves carrying out reviews and assessments of the air
quality in their area and comparing the results to air quality
Air quality objectives are health-based and so the focus of each
review is the exposure of members of the public to potential
excessive amounts of pollution to ensure they're not at risk.
Air quality links
pollution report for the north west (external link)
For more information please contact the Environmental
Tel: 01695 577177