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Air

Cloud Over Field

The quality of the air around us is affected by pollutants released into the atmosphere through human activities, such as transport and industry, as well as from natural sources. Air quality in urban areas has improved significantly since the 1950s, but there are still some areas of towns and cities where the air quality is of concern.

We have significantly reduced some pollutants through tighter controls on emissions. However, there is still a significant amount of work to be done.

Early & First level

Early and First Level

You need to breathe to stay alive. But how clean is the air you breathe? If you breathe dirty air, you are more likely to develop health problems and become ill.

Second level

Second Level

Air quality has improved significantly since the 1950s, with dramatic reductions in some pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide.

Third & Fourth level

Third and Forth Level

The quality of the air around us is affected by pollutants released into the atmosphere through human activities, such as transport and industry, as well as from natural sources.

Senior level

Senior Phase

The quality of the air around us is affected by pollutants released into the atmosphere through human activities, such as transport, as well as from natural sources.

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