Environment Bill: Government rejects air quality targets in line with WHO

Amendments to align the UK’s particulate matter targets with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines have been rejected by MPs scrutinising the Environment Bill, on the advice of DEFRA minister Rebecca Pow.

by Simon Pickstone
Air quality: Environment minister Rebecca Pow has said the government must consult on future air quality targets rather than simply adopting those advised by the WHO. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Air quality: Environment minister Rebecca Pow has said the government must consult on future air quality targets rather than simply adopting those advised by the WHO. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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