Under a new Government clean air strategy, some types of wood burners, car tyres, brakes, cleaning solvents, fertilisers and solid fuels will be banned from sale.
It is part of a new push to cut air pollution, which causes thousands of premature deaths in the UK every year. Pollution varies massively in the UK – and you can find out how many deaths it causes in your area by using our interactive tool below.
Last year, air pollution levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for brief periods – with the capital’s pollutants frequently breaking international limits.
Pollution is a greater global threat than diseases such as Ebola and HIV, according to warnings by the World Health Organisation,…
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