Road pollution affects 94% of Britain, study finds

Road pollution affects 94% of Britain, study finds

Exclusive: Roads make up 1% of the country but the pollution produced may harm wildlife everywhere

Pollution from roads affects virtually every part of Britain, with 94% of land having some pollution above background levels, according to research.

Roads, which occupy less than 1% of the country, “form vast, pervasive and growing networks, causing negative environmental impacts”, the scientists said.

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