The European Commission has issued “final warnings” to five countries, including the UK, for failing to address air pollution.
It said the UK, along with Germany, France, Spain and Italy, have repeatedly breached air pollution limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The pollutant poses serious health risks, with most emissions resulting from road traffic.
The Commission said legal air pollution limits in the UK have continually been surpassed in 16 areas, including London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow.
It is urging all five Member States to take action to ensure good air quality and safeguard public health. [...] MORE