Poor air quality can affect your health, especially if you have breathing difficulties or suffer with heart trouble. If you would like to know more about how air pollution might affect your health and how you can help to reduce air pollution, follow the link to the Defra: Guide to UK Air Pollution Information Resources.. Follow the link on the left of the page to the Defra Pollution Forecast to find out what the pollution forecast for your area is.
The major source of pollution in the city is road traffic. Check out our Travel Smart page to see what you can do to help to reduce pollution.
Review & Assessment Reports
By law the city council must monitor and report on air quality and take action to improve it. We monitor air quality all around the city, especially in areas where higher pollution levels are expected. We have written reports to tell you:
- What the air quality is like in Stoke-on-Trent
- What and where air pollution is monitored
- How we review and assess the state of air quality
- Where air pollution comes from
For our latest Air Quality Review & Assessment report, go to our Air Qualty Review & Assessment page.
Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA)
If we find that any of the pollutants that we monitor exceeds objectives set by national government, we must declare an Air Quality Management Area and prepare an Air Quality Action Plan which aims to reduce the pollution below the guidance level.
The city council and its partners have consulted with organisations and agencies, and most importantly the general public, to help agree what should be included in the action plans, to improve the air quality in Stoke-on-Trent.