Generally, Herefordshire has low levels of air pollution - although there are still two air quality management areas where levels of nitrogen oxide are higher than government standards.
Mortality attributable to particulate air pollution is a Public Health protection indicator. Figures for Herefordshire have remained relatively stable since 2010 (between four and five per cent of all deaths of those aged 30+) and are consistently below both national and regional figures – although the gap appears to be narrowing.
Figure 1: Proportion of deaths apportioned to air pollution, 2010 to 2015.
Source: Public Health England