Wakefield Council Fails To Meet Air Quality Rules

Wakefield council are actively breaching air quality rules.

That's according to statistics from DEFRA - the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - which shows the authority have breached the annual nitrogen dioxide limit value.

Andrea Lee, a healthy air campaigner from Client Earth, said: "In particular, nitrogen dioxide can irritate the respiratory system. So people with conditions such as asthma or COPD or emphysema will find themselves affected on a day to day basis.

"We are calling for a national network of clean air zones across the country, to help get the most polluting and dirty diesel vehicles out of our town and city centres."

40% of local authorities are breaking air quality regulations in Yorkshire.

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