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POLLUTION: A lot of hot air?

07 July 2017  

Simon Tilling and Sarah Raby review the new air quality plan

Air quality is one of the major environmental issues facing the modern world. Combustion of fuels in, for example, power generation, industrial processes, domestic heating and road vehicles causes the release of harmful air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Development activity therefore tends to go hand in hand with increases in emissions and reductions in air quality.