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Clearing the Air: Priorities for Reducing Air Pollution in the UK

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Clearing the Air

In the EU ‘Year of Air’ CIWEM has decided that it is timely to contribute to the air pollution debate. This report discusses the air pollution challenges facing the UK and provides CIWEM’s own assessment on the level of policy importance for each pollutant.

We give a detailed background on the legislation, policies and practical actions that have been taken and look at the key issues affecting air pollution today: road transport, small combustion plant in urban areas, planning and climate change. The report concludes with details of where action is needed and where both science and policy can be improved. We consider outdoor air pollutants at concentrations typical of current public exposure

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