Air Quality Information Bulletin - 6th June 2021

News published: 06/06/2021

Air Quality Information / Alert Bulletin – 6th June 2021


Dry and sunny weather along with light winds have resulted in increased levels of pollution in some UK locations. The following pollution thresholds have been exceeded at the following locations:

EU ozone public information threshold of 180µg/m3:

  • Lerwick, 06/06/2021 08:00 BST, 186 ugm-3
  • Lerwick, 06/06/2021 07:00 BST, 189 ugm-3
  • Lerwick, 06/06/2021 06:00 BST, 186 ugm-3
  • Lerwick, 06/06/2021 05:00 BST, 189 ugm-3
  • Lerwick, 06/06/2021 04:00 BST, 188 ugm-3
  • Lerwick, 06/06/2021 03:00 BST, 186 ugm-3
  • Lerwick, 06/06/2021 02:00 BST, 189 ugm-3

For more information, air quality forecasts, latest measurements and health advice are available on UK-AIR and via freephone helpline (0800 556677). Updates on current and forecast levels of air pollution can also be found on Twitter (@DefraUKAir). Public Health England advises that some people are more sensitive to pollution than others and may begin to notice an effect on their breathing. People with asthma are not necessarily more sensitive but, if affected, can use their reliever inhaler to alleviate symptoms. If affected, people are urged to take sensible precautions. In particular, avoiding exercise outdoors in the afternoon can reduce individual exposure to ozone.

Further information about health impacts can be found on the UK Air website.


If the pollution information or alert thresholds are again breached, further alerts will be issued on our UK Air website

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