Effects on health
If your health is good, Hull's air quality is unlikely to seriously affect your health. But on rare occasions when air pollution levels are very high, a small number of people may be affected.
If you have asthma or another lung disease, your symptoms are unlikely to change when air pollution levels are 'low' or 'moderate'. In Hull, air pollution is the 'low' or 'moderate' for the majority of the time. However, you may notice that your symptoms get worse on the rare occasions air pollution reaches 'high' or 'very high'. If this happens you may need to change your treatment. If in any doubt, consult your doctor.
We monitor five pollutants on a regular basis to make sure we put action plans in place if we predict that the air pollution is high or very high.
Those levels are compared against the air pollution index and the results are then banded as low, moderate, high and very high.
In 2005 we declared the areas around the A63 Castle Street as an air quality management area and have an action plan in place to reduce air pollution levels in this part of the city and to maintain good air quality.
Is air pollution high today?
To find out about the quality of air in Hull today you can visit the air quality website by clicking on the AQM stations and scroll down to one of the three stations in Hull.
The information can also be found on CEEFAX pages 410-417, TELETEXT page 106 or you can dial a freephone number 0800 556677.
Public protection division
Environmental protection section
Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 615 579