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Air quality and pollution prevention

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Air quality can have a huge effect on our health and well being – that’s why we are working to monitor, manage and reduce air pollution in Wales.

Air quality

The quality of air in the atmosphere has a huge effect on our health and well-being. Air pollution can damage our health. We are working to monitor, manage and reduce air pollution in Wales.

Pollution prevention

We oversee the Environmental Permitting regime in Wales. Natural Resources Wales and Welsh local authorities regulate industry by issuing Environmental Permits. They impose permit conditions and carry out monitoring to ensure that emissions are prevented, minimised or made harmless.