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Air quality

Generally, Herefordshire has low levels of air pollution - although there are still two air quality management areas where levels of nitrogen oxide are higher than government standards.  

Mortality attributable to particulate air pollution is a Public Health protection indicator.  Figures for Herefordshire have remained relatively stable since 2010 (between four and five per cent of all deaths of those aged 30+) and are consistently below both national and regional figures – although the gap appears to be narrowing.

Proportion of deaths apportioned to air pollution, 2010 to 2015.

 Source:  Public Health England.


Last updated: Monday, April 30, 2018