The UK's most polluted towns and cities REVEALED

The UK's most polluted towns and cities REVEALED
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Is your local town or city on this list of the most polluted in the country? A new report has found that these UK towns and cities are over the air pollution limit that The World Health Organisation have set. 

Air pollution can be very debilitating to our health. Fine air particle pollution is particularly bad for us, penetrating deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory infections, the WHO says.

The WHO estimate that seven million people die each year across the globe from exposure to such pollution, with most of these deaths being in low and middle-income countries.

 

The 31 UK places that exceeded the limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre:

  • Port Talbot: 18 micrograms per cubic metre
  • Scunthorpe: 15
  • Salford: 15
  • Gibraltar: 14
  • Manchester: 13
  • Swansea: 13
  • Gillingham: 13
  • Carlisle: 12
  • Chepstow: 12
  • Leeds: 12
  • Leicester: 12
  • Liverpool: 12
  • Grays: 12
  • Eccles: 12
  • Nottingham: 12
  • Plymouth: 12
  • York: 12
  • Prestonpans: 12
  • Royal Leamington Spa: 12
  • Sandy: 12
  • Sheffield: 12
  • Stoke-On-Trent: 12
  • London:11
  • Coventry: 11
  • Hull: 11
  • Londonderry: 11
  • Middlesbrough: 11
  • Norwich: 11
  • Southend-On-Sea: 11
  • Stockton-On-Tees: 11
  • Storrington: 11
  • Wigan: 11

The 15 areas that are at the limit:

  • Armagh:10
  • Birmingham: 10
  • Brighton: 10
  • Bristol: 10
  • Cardiff: 10
  • Eastbourne: 10
  • Harlington: 10
  • Newcastle: 10
  • Newport: 10
  • Oxford: 10
  • Portsmouth: 10
  • Preston: 10
  • Saltash: 10
  • Southampton: 10
  • Stanford-Le-Hope: 10

 

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