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Last updated: 27 January 2023

Air pollution is recognised as a serious public health issue in many urban areas. A recent Mayor of London report estimated that over 9,000 Londoners died prematurely from long-term exposure to air pollution in 2010.

As a local authority, we have a duty to monitor and assess air quality in Waltham Forest. Where air quality objectives are being achieved, we must act to address the issues.

Here you will find more information on the public health issues caused by air pollution. We also explain what monitoring we do, and how you get the results of this. We set out what work we've done to reduce pollution and improve our environment for the benefit of all.