Air Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor levels of particulate dust (a) PM10 and (b) PM2.5 (i) throughout the country and (ii) in Southampton.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The national air quality monitoring network, run by the Environment Agency, includes 80 PM10 and 78 PM2.5 monitors. Two of these monitors are located in Southampton, both monitor PM2.5 and one monitors PM10.

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