Government must act on city’s air pollution

Portsmouth has some of the worst air pollution levels in the UK data has revealed.

The World Health Organisation has this week published figures which identifies 47 towns and cities across the country which match or exceed limits of air pollution.

Air pollution has an impact on people’s respiratory systems and can lead to health problems.

Portsmouth currently sits on the WHO’s air pollution limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre, with Southampton on the same list.

Stephen Morgan MP has been raising concerns about the city’s air pollution levels in Parliament and will be working with Portsmouth Labour’s new councillors to tackle it.

He said:

“Our city’s air pollution is a huge concern. Yet when I have raised this with Government Ministers they’ve failed to act.

The government needs to stop shunting this problem on to local authorities and work with councils to finally tackle illegal air pollution”.