The quality of the air we breathe can significantly affect our health and wellbeing. In general air quality in Southampton is good, but some parts of the city can be affected by local pollution.
The major source of air pollution in Southampton are road transport emissions, especially Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Domestic gas boilers, industrial emissions particularly from the waterside and shipping emissions also contribute towards the total.
Southampton City Council has a statutory duty to review and assess air quality in Southampton and this function is undertaken by the Environmental Health Service.
Details of the activities undertaken can be found on the links to the left.