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We are carrying out maintenance on our mapping server on Wednesday 17 April from 7:00am until 8:00am. During this time, forms and online services which use maps may be unavailable. To find out more about the section 114 notice, visit our section 114 page

Avoid air pollution when you can

Here are five tips for how to avoid polluted air:

  • Use quieter streets when you’re on a bike or on foot to lower your exposure to air pollution by 20%.
  • Car drivers can be exposed to twice as much air pollution as pedestrians and nine times more than a cyclist: so avoid sitting in your car in heavy traffic where possible.
  • Walk on the inside of the pavement or on the opposite side to queuing traffic to stay as far away as possible from exhaust fumes.
  • There are about ten to 20 high pollution days a year when it’s better to avoid working out too hard if you have a heart or lung condition. Check day-to-day pollution levels in your area.
  • Blocking out air pollution helps, so close windows during rush hour if you live or work on a busy street.
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