Air pollution roars back in parts of UK, raising Covid fears

Air pollution roars back in parts of UK, raising Covid fears

Air quality found to be worse than before pandemic in 80% of cities and large towns analysed

Air pollution in many towns and cities across the UK now exceeds pre-pandemic levels, exacerbating the risk of Covid-19 and putting the health of millions of people at risk.

A study published on Thursday says that although air quality improved dramatically in the first half of the year as the country went into lockdown, pollution now meets or exceeds pre-Covid levels in 80% of the 49 cities and large towns that were analysed.

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