Press release

Air quality indicators: 2010 provisional UK results

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The indicators measure annual UK levels of pollution from particulates (PM10) and ozone (O3).

The indicators measure annual UK levels of pollution from particulates (PM10) and ozone (O3), the two pollutants thought to have the greatest health impacts, as well as the number of days on which levels of any one of five pollutants were ‘moderate or higher’. The results presented are provisional, but provide a good early indication of the final results which will be published in April.