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Air quality

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.

Chart showing proportion of deaths apportioned to air pollution in Herefordshire, the West Midlands and England between 2010 and 2015.

Source:  Public Health England