Useful Links

trafficBelow are some links to websites in the fields of air pollution, respiratory/cardiovascular health and public health

Government departments


Department for Transport

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - the air quality pages

 There are a number of useful web pages on the Defra website:

  • UK Air Information Resource
  • Air Quality Strategy
  • Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) - an advisory group that provides independent scientific advice on air quality. Specifically, it gives advice on levels, sources and characteristics of air pollutants in the UK. 
  • Inter-Departmental Group on Costs and Benefits (IGCB) - provides analysis and advice relating to the quantification and valuation of local environmental impacts   
  • Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (EPAQS)-This group no longer exists but its publications can still be assessed here on the Defra website



Health Protection Agency

Environment Agency- information on air pollution, air quality and emissions, and releases of key air pollutants

National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory - Estimates of emissions from UK sources

Air Pollution Information Service (APIS)- information on air pollution and its effects on habitats and species.

European Environment Agency – articles and publications on air pollution·

World Health Organization (WHO 



British Thoracic Society

British Cardiovascular Society

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology



Thorax (International journal of respiratory medicine)

Environmental Health Perspectives



British Lung Foundation

Asthma UK

British Heart Foundation