Traffic air pollution is killing us!

An air quality monitoring contraption has popped up on Market Street outside the Hebden Bridge Coop.

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This is in one of Calderdale’s seven Air Quality Management Areas, where traffic- caused air pollution exceeds legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PMn).

Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health says air pollution is responsible for approximately 180 deaths per year in Calderdale – second only to smoking as the leading cause of death in our area. Continue reading

#Hebden Bridge air quality public meeting, 18th Feb

The problem of serious air pollution along the main A646 through Hebden Bridge and Luddenfoot will be the topic of a special public meeting of the Upper Calder Valley Sustainable Transport Group (STG) on Tuesday, 18th February at 7pm in the Greenwood Room at the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge.
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