Good air quality is important for our environment. Substances we put into the air can affect the health of plants, animals and people, and can contribute to global warming.
Several organisations in England and Wales protect and improve air quality. Emissions from major sources of pollution, such as transport, are tackled through various measures at European, national and local level. Local authorities control air pollution from smaller industrial processes.
The links on the left provide further information about Air Quality in West Somerset. These links reflect our priorities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality.