Air quality

Air pollution is caused by natural and man-made particles and gases. Substances like pollen or emissions from industry, vehicles, buildings or agricultural chemicals and sprays can all contribute to pollution in the air.

Air pollution can affect our health, which is why the government requires councils in all areas to monitor pollution levels.

We believe that all of us can have an impact on air quality by using more sustainable travel options and also by encouraging others to be aware how simple changes can make a big difference to the air that we breathe.

  • Southampton City Council is committed to leading the way in making Southampton a cleaner, greener, healthier, more sustainable and attractive place to be.
  • Air pollution can have a significant effect on health and the environment, and because of high levels of emissions, Southampton City Council is...
  • The Clean Air Network (CAN) is a forum for everyone interested in making improvements to the quality of air in Southampton and the wider Hampshire...
  • Bluestar has launched a new initiative in Southampton, designed to encourage local residents to leave their cars at home in favour of travelling by...
  • Welcome to the Clean Air Network membership rewards scheme where you can find details of fantastic offers and discounts. These offers have been...
  • At present vehicles in the UK are predominantly petrol or diesel powered, producing 331,000 tons of NOx pollutants nationwide (DEFRA, 2016). Clean...