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Can anything be done about this?

Poor air quality in London is a long term problem that has not been easy to solve. The wide range of emission sources means that Government action to combat air pollution must be targeted at local, national and international levels.

In London the major source of pollution is from road transport, and thus strategies primarily involve either reducing the emissions of vehicles or reducing the number of vehicles.

A number of measures are in place, or planned, as a result of national and international law. These are expected to have significant effect on air pollution over time.

One of the largest challenges is making sure that policies to improve air quality and reduce climate change work together.

Individual actions can have a direct impact on air pollution. Reducing energy use when at home, at work and travelling can not only cut emissions but also save you money. There are also things you can do to avoid air pollution.

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