THURROCK has come under fire as it has been placed in the “top” ten places in the UK for breaching safe levels of air pollution.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) named London, Birmingham, Leeds, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Thurrock for breaching safe levels of air pollution. as having problems with levels of dangerous particles called PM10s.
People living in polluted areas are at greater risk of respiratory disease and other health problems.
Public Health England has said that air pollution was responsible for 25,000 deaths in England in 2010.