Oxford Street is the world’s most polluted street

People working in Oxford Street called today for urgent action on air pollution after it was revealed the road had the world’s highest level of a type of pollutant.

Nitrogen dioxide, which is linked to asthma and heart attacks, is one of the most dangerous air pollutants and comes from diesel fumes.

Levels were measured reaching 463 micrograms per cubic metre, while average levels were typically around 135 micrograms – still more than three times the EU’s limit.

This comes as LondonlovesBusiness.com spoke to the mayor’s office and a clean air campaigner in our investigation into pollution levels – which take six months off your life. Find out what we discovered.

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