Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pollution Levels 50 per Cent Higher Than the 'Legal' Limit

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pollution Levels 50 per Cent Higher Than the 'Legal' Limit

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POLLUTION levels in some areas of Greater Manchester are more than one-and-a-half times the 'legal' limit, figures show.

Diesel vehicles out nitrogen Scientists say it is why drastic action is needed to curb the number of diesel cars on the roads, cut emissions - and save lives. And the controversial Clean Air Zone plan to charge drivers Pounds 7.50 to enter the city, may be a solution.

Nitrogen dioxide, a toxic chemical produced by diesel engines, causes dangerous pollution around Greater Manchester's busiest roads. That is currently contributing to more than a thousand premature deaths every year.

Manchester council figures from 2015 show nitrogen dioxide levels reached 66 micrograms per cubic metre on Oxford Road - when the statutory EU level is 40. That measurement is a guide to what levels are likely to be on similarly busy roads in the region. …

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