Luton Council is supposed to monitor air quality in Luton to make sure it does not exceed safety limits set down by the Government and European Union.
The local Liberal Democrats are running a campaign to get Luton Council to take its responsibilities seriously with regard to pollution from vehicles on our congested roads. Recent research has shown there is a link between particulates with not only cancer but also Alzheimer’s disease.
Several of our local roads are often gridlocked with cars and vans pumping out fumes. A recent report by Friends of the Earth showed that pollution was over the maximum level for safety in many parts of the town.
The recent Local Air Quality Management Annual Status report presented to the Council showed that Luton Council lacks serious plans to tackle air pollution.