Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.
When we breathe, pollution can enter our lungs and can then enter our bloodstream. Air pollution can contribute to small annoyances like coughing or itchy eyes. It can also cause or worsen many diseases invloving the lungs and breathing, leading to hospitalizations, cancers or even premature death.
Air Quality & Pollution Topics
Garden bonfires produce smoke which contains carbon monoxide and toxic fumes. Bonfires can ruin a neighbour's enjoyment of their garden, prevent windows being opened and prevent them hanging out their washing.
Guides to help you maximise efficiency - burn less fuel, reduce maintenance costs and keep chimneys good condition.
We are part of the Kent Air Quality Partnership, which works towards improving the quality of Kent's air.
In order to reduce and control emissions to air, land and water organisations that use specific industrial processes must apply for a permit to operate.
Information relating to the UK’s largest air pollution campaign
Some vehicles emit dense plumes of smoke and may not meet legal emissions standards. They may be Dirty Diesels! Dirty Diesels cause air pollution, can be a health hazard and are bad for the environment.
Make a Report or Enquiry
Should you wish to make a report, complaint or have an enquiry relating to Air Quality please use the reporting form on the following link: