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Air quality statistics

An annual update on concentrations of major air pollutants in the UK.

Documents

Air quality statistics in the UK, 1987-2012

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Air Quality Statistics in the UK, 1987 to 2012: Pre-release announcement (methodological changes)

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Detail

This publication summarises the concentrations of major air pollutants as measured by the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN). This release covers annual average concentrations in the UK of:

  • particulates (PM10)
  • ozone (O3)

The release also covers the number of days when air pollution was ‘moderate or higher’ for any one of five pollutants listed below:

  • particulates (PM2.5)
  • nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
  • ozone (O3)
  • particulates (PM10)
  • sulphur dioxide (SO2)

For additional information on concentrations of air pollutants visit UK-AIR.

The next release is scheduled for April 2014.

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