Air pollution is caused by natural and man-made particles and gases.
Substances like pollen or emissions from industry, vehicles, buildings or agricultural chemicals and sprays can all contribute to pollution in the air.
Sometimes air pollution can affect our health which is why the government requires councils in all areas to monitor pollution levels.
In East Hampshire we do this at an air quality station at Bordon as well as by using mobile diffusion tubes in other locations.
The results are compared with the national air quality objectives set by the government. The air quality results are classed as satisfactory in East Hampshire.
Legislation for air quality includes:
Annual status report
This report forms part of the review and assessment of air quality in East Hampshire.