Health problems associated with specific pollutants

The UK Government has identified a list of pollutants that have most impact on our health. Through a process know as Local Air Quality Management, wide ranging actions by Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils are being put in place to try and reduce the levels of pollution by a set of target dates. In South Yorkshire the most important pollutants are:

Other pollutants local authorities have to assess the levels of from time-to-time are:

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Lead
  • Benzene
  • 1,3-Butadiene

Of global concern, but outside of the Local Air Quality Management framework are:

  • Ozone
  • Carbon Dioxide

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