Press release

UK emissions of Air Pollutants: 2009 results

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

This National Statistics release covers 2009 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK emissions.

This National Statistics release covers 2009 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia. These four pollutants are primarily responsible for acidification and eutrophication which can be damaging to ecosystems, and the formation of ground-level ozone which can be harmful to both human health and ecosystems.