One in four UK addresses above air pollution limits

Air pollution is in excess of World Health Organisation limits at 25% of UK addresses. quotes figures saying which uses data generated at Imperial College London to provide users with a free Air Quality Report for every address in the UK. 

The website uses annualised data to reveal the levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen oxide (NO2) pollution at each address and then rates them accordingly. 

The report says the data has revealed that nearly 8 million addresses in the UK have air pollution above the WHO limits, this equals 1/4 of all addresses in the country. 

The website also reveals the best and worst UK addresses for air pollution. Notably, the data highlighted that London’s famous Harley Street in Westminster, where homes are worth over £2.3m, 100% of the addresses have a ‘Very High’ rating.

In comparison, in East Riding, Yorkshire, every address has a ‘Low’ rating, yet homes cost under £150,000 on average.

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