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Greater Manchester tables ambitious proposals to clean up harmful air pollution

26 February 2019

Greater Manchester leaders will be asked this Friday (1 March) to endorse wide-ranging proposals to tackle the urgent problem of air pollution across the city-region.

Reaffirming a joint commitment to make Greater Manchester one of the healthiest, cleanest and greenest city-regions in Europe, the approach to dealing with poor air quality is part of ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of best places in which to live, work and grow old.

Poor air quality is the largest environmental public health issue facing the UK. Pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulates (tiny particles of dust, soot and liquid droplets) are linked to a range of serious health problems and reduced life expectancy.

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Full extent of Greater Manchester’s air quality problem revealed in new report

24 October 2018

Many more parts of Greater Manchester have higher levels of air pollution than previously thought, a report published today [24 October 2018] reveals.

152 stretches of road in Greater Manchester will still be in breach of legal limits for concentrations of harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) beyond 2020 unless action is taken.

This new analysis is set out in a report to be considered by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) on Friday 26 October setting out progress on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan.

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