London air quality standards breach annual limit within first month

Limits for nitrogen dioxide have breached annual legal limits within the first month at one site in London, but mayor welcomes it as a positive sign that air quality is improving in the capital

Brixton Road, Lambeth. Photograph: Oxyman/Geograph
Brixton Road, Lambeth, officially the most polluted road in London. Photograph: Oxyman/Geograph

Air pollution measured at one site in London has reached its annual limit in the first month of the year, according to figures from the London Air Quality Network. However, the mayor of London welcomed the news as a sign that air quality is improving.

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