Shropshire Council

Air quality

Good quality air is essential for good health. People should expect that the air they breathe won't harm them. The UK has an air quality regime to ensure that all Local Authorities and partners work towards improvements in air quality where necessary.

Air pollution occurs when air becomes contaminated with substances not normally associated with the natural composition of the air for that particular area.

Air quality in Shropshire is generally very good however there are some areas which exceed legislative levels. More information on these areas can be found here. The main source of air pollution comes from road vehicles and to a lesser extent, from industry and housing.

We monitor pollution levels and compare them to limits set by the government.