You wouldn't drink dirty water.
So why are you still breathing dirty air?

150 years ago Greater Manchester got clean water.
Isn't it time we got clean air?

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A Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester

We need to clean up the air we all breathe. Dirty air damages our health and plays a part in thousands of deaths every year.

Greater Manchester has plans for a Clean Air Zone to improve air quality on local roads across our region. Only the most polluting commercial vehicles would have to pay a charge to travel in the Zone.

At the same time, weโ€™re asking for major government funding to help the regionโ€™s businesses switch to cleaner vehicles and avoid a charge.

What is air pollution?

You can't always see it, but air pollution is all around us. It comes from many sources and can be very damaging to our health.

We can breathe harmful gases and tiny particles deep into our lungs. Some of the smallest particles may also pass into our bloodstreams.

By learning more about air pollution you can help tackle it and protect your health.

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