Air quality across East Dorset is reviewed in accordance with a three year review and assessment timetable to check compliance with the National Air Quality Standards. The council is required to report annually on the air quality levels.

You can view the annual reports from the latest round of review and assessment below:

In 2020 the former local authority areas were amalgamated into one report. If you require a copy of the Dorset Air Quality Annual Status Report 2020 please send a request to our business support team at  and a copy will be sent out to you.

What are the National Air Quality Objectives?

The  UK air quality objectives are set by central government for seven pollutant parameters;

  • Benzene

  • 1.3 Butadiene

  • Particulates (PM10)

  • Carbon monoxide (CO)

  • Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

  • Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)

  • Lead (Pb)

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