Launch of EssexAir website

Welcome to Essex sign next to a field of yellow plants

A new website has been launched to raise awareness of air pollution. EssexAir highlights simple actions people can take to reduce emissions.

We have created the website on behalf of the Essex Air Quality Consortium. This is a partnership of the 12 district, borough and city councils in Essex, as well as the county council and two unitary councils.

The website features:

  • a dedicated school zone with resources, activities and games
  • an air pollution map
  • tips to reduce your exposure to air pollution
  • advice on changing travel habits to lesson exposure to pollution

Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. It is linked to up to 36,000 deaths each year. It can cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and lung cancer. It can also exacerbate existing health conditions, such as asthma. In Essex almost 900 deaths in 2021 were attributable to air pollution.

The new Essex Air website was funded through The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Air Quality Grant scheme.

Find out more at the EssexAir website.