Air in Argyll is of­fi­cially clean

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

AIR qual­ity in Argyll and Bute has been found to be of a high stan­dard.

Mon­i­tor­ing by Argyll and Bute Coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­men­tal health team has found lev­els of pol­lu­tants well within national guide­lines.

Coun­cil­lor David Kin­niburgh said: ‘Air qual­ity stan­dards can im­pact on health, which is why all Scot­tish coun­cils have to reg­u­larly as­sess it.

‘Eight pol­lu­tants are tested for and I’m de­lighted we were well within the lev­els set down by the gov­ern­ment for ev­ery one of them.’

Some of the pol­lu­tants are mainly from ve­hi­cle emis­sions. Test­ing for these is done at 10 dif­fer­ent sites across Argyll and Bute and all show a steady or fall­ing trend.

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