Is your home in one of the UK’s top 5 most polluted cities?
Nine out of ten people breathe air containing extreme levels of pollutants. This can put anyone at the risk of developing significant health problems, such as life-threatening diseases. Strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory infections are all common causes of fine-particle air pollution.
Pollution limits issued by the World Health Organisation are currently set at 10 micrograms per cubic metre. The top 5 most polluted cities in the UK are:
5. Gillingham - South England
4. Swansea - Wales
3. Manchester – North West England
2. Gibraltar – Overseas territory
1. Scunthorpe - North England
Gillingham, Swansea and Manchester were all found to have pollution levels of 13 micrograms per cubic metre. In Gibraltar, a British Overseas territory, the pollution level of 14 micrograms per cubic metre was recorded. Scunthorpe topped the list as the UK’s most polluted city, with a level of 15 micrograms per cubic metre.
Even if your city does not make this list, there are still 40 cities around the UK that exceed the World Health Organisations pollution limits. The full list of UK’s most polluted cities are contained in the WHO’s report, regarding global ambient air quality.
Make a difference to you and your family’s future health by improving the quality of the air in your home. Book an air test today and find out how you can minimise the life threatening consequences of polluted indoor air.