You can now get a free air quality report for where you live, thanks to AddressPollution.org
Just pop in your postcode here.
Every address in the UK now has access to an annualised reading of PM2.5, PM10 and Nitrogen Dioxide. The Air Quality Report also details the specific health costs for living there.
Air pollution - largely caused by fossil fuel burning in transport as well as other industrial process - is often called an invisible killer and contributes to around 40,000 deaths in the UK each year. Poor air quality is also linked to cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and dementia.
Air quality has been improving; electric vehicles powered by renewables will help clean up road pollution over time. But most of the country’s air continues to breach legal limits.