Policy paper: Air quality: explaining air pollution

This document sets out, at a glance:

  • what air pollution is
  • where it comes from
  • what we can all do to reduce it

Air quality is the term we use to describe how polluted the air we breathe is. Poor air quality affects us all.

We’re currently asking for views on our draft Clean Air Strategy. We will publish our final strategy later this year. The strategy will set out what actions we will be taking to reduce air pollution and its effects. Comments should be sent by 14 August 2018.