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Air quality in Rossendale

There are several different air pollutants, but the main ones which affect our health are nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulates (PM10 and PM2.5). Road transport is the biggest source of both of these.

The UK and the EU have set limits for the maximum allowed levels of different air pollutants

Defra provide a five day air pollution forecast with related health advice

In Rossendale there are currently exceedances of nitrogen dioxide in two areas of the valley, Manchester Road Haslingden and Bacup Road Rawtenstall. These are called air quality management areas (AQMAs) and there is an action plan in place to work towards reducing levels in these areas

You can view the most recent air quality status reports here

Please email [email protected] if you require further information on air quality