The following resources provide useful background:

Data on air quality in London:

Includes local authority summaries and Annual Status Reports

  • The main Air Quality in England site gives live data and allows you to look at reports by borough and monthly summaries.





Policy and general information:







Commons Library briefings:




Some recent relevant news items:

Earth Day: Pandemic lockdown brings down air pollution by up to 70% in some London areas – Evening Standard, 22 April 2021

New research to study impact of air pollution on children’s brain development and mental health – Queen Mary University of London press release, 22 April 2021.

The team will examine the impact of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone on children’s brain development.

Lower UK air pollution limits to prevent deaths, says coroner – Guardian, 21 April 2021

London mayoral election: Sadiq Khan vows to defy ‘vocal minority’ fighting plans to cut traffic in capital – Independent, 21 April 2021

Tackling London’s air pollution will increase life expectancy of childrenImperial College London press release, 25 January 2021, introducing report: London Health Burden of Current Air Pollution and Future Health Benefits of Mayoral Air Quality Policies

‘Dramatic’ plunge in London air pollution since 2016, report finds – Guardian, 3 October 2020

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