Air Quality Information Bulletin - 15th August 2022

News published: 15/08/2022

Air Quality Information / Alert Bulletin – 15th August 2022

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 180 µgm-3:

  • Portsmouth, 15/08/2022 12:00 BST, 186 ugm-3
  • Plymouth Centre, 15/08/2022 11:00 BST, 200 ugm-3
  • Portsmouth, 15/08/2022 11:00 BST, 183 ugm-3

For more information, air quality forecasts, latest measurements and health advice are available on UK-AIR. 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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