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Air quality in Slough

Did you know that poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK?

Long-term exposure to air pollution can cause chronic conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, as well as lung cancer, leading to reduced life expectancy.

Slough, like many urban areas in the UK, experiences elevated levels of air pollution which have a measurable impact on the health of the local population. While there are several factors contributing to our local air quality, including heating and energy production and the cross-boundary transportation of pollution, the emissions from road transport vehicles are the most significant source.

To keep a track on the air pollution levels in Slough and to see the forecast when the levels are elevated you can download “AirText” free of charge. The AirText service, which can be accessed from the Slough public health website, or direct from Air Text, can provide text message notifications, telephone notifications or social media notifications when air pollution levels rise.

For information about air quality, to see how you can help reduce air pollution and to see how you can reduce your exposure to air pollution, simply visit the Slough public health website or email publichealthslough@slough.gov.uk  

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