Scotland’s most polluted streets revealed

Parts of Scotland are failing to meet targets on air pollution, according to figures highlighted by an environmental campaign group.

Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES) has drawn up a list of the most polluted streets in the country.

It said Scotland has yet to meet air quality targets that should have been achieved by 2005, in spite of the risks to health.

The government said “most of Scotland” was meeting the targets.

FoES director Dr Richard Dixon said: “Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to people’s health, killing off at least 10 times the number who die in road crashes every year.

“Some of these targets were set in the late 90s and supposed to be met in 2005, yet we still have air pollution at dangerous levels on streets across Scotland.

“Both the Scottish Government and our local authorities have failed to take this issue seriously and, between them, they need to do more than make promises they don’t deliver.”

Continue reading: BBC News – Scotland’s most polluted streets revealed.

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