Extent of London’s PM2.5 problem revealed

4th October 2017

A map of London's PM2.5 levels

New research from the Mayor of London’s office has revealed that every area of the city breaches global PM2.5 air quality standards. 

Based on the latest London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, the research shows that nearly 95 per cent of people in the Capital live in areas that exceed the limit by 50 per cent or more – with average annual levels in parts of central London almost double the World Health Organisation’s limit.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “We should be ashamed that our young people are being exposed to these tiny particles of toxic dust that are seriously damaging their lungs and shortening their life expectancy.”

LoCITY is working with Champions, partners and authorities across the country to help reduce emissions from commercial vehicles and improve air quality in London. 

To find out more about the new PM2.5 research, visit GOV.UK.