Air quality management
The National Air Quality Strategy outlines a national framework for reducing hazards
to health from air pollution in the UK. It requires local authorities to review
and assess local air quality against a set of standards and objectives for the control
and reduction of the seven main health threatening pollutants - benzene, 1.3 butadiene,
carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter (PM10) and sulphur dioxide.
The objectives for each of these pollutants must be achieved between the years 2003
In South Ayrshire, Environmental Health monitor the pollutants in 22 different locations and submit detailed reports on the various stages of the review process both to SEPA and the Scottish Government.