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Defra pledges new drive to cut particulate concentrations

AIR QUALITY

Andrew Forster
18 January 2019
Tyres: one of many sources of particulates
Tyres: one of many sources of particulates

 

The Government has promised more action to reduce concentrations of the smallest particulates – PM2.5 –  in a new Clean air strategy for England. Transport systems are one source of the pollutant. 

The strategy, published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), shows the huge improvements in the country’s air quality since 1970. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are down 70 per cent and PM2.5 down 78 per cent. 

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