Adam Donnan
9 October 2013

IAQM calls for new Air Quality Strategy

The IES and IAQM have written to Lord De Mauley calling for a new updated Air Quality Strategy.

The current Strategy was published in 2007 before the 2008 Air Quality Directive was adopted. Since then there has been growing evidence both of the failure the European directives to reduce exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxides for some vehicle classes, and a growing body of medical evidence that has strengthened the proof of the adverse health impacts of both nitrogen dioxide and various metrics of particulate matter.

Read the full letter

Read Defra's response

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