Nottingham City Council has attributed 171 deaths to air pollution in a single year.
This data comes from Broxtowe Borough Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee on June 14 2021.
It shows the estimated number of deaths which can be attributed to nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter by district in 2019.
Broxtowe Borough Council recorded 82 deaths.
The second highest district was Ashfield located in the west of the county.
Rushcliffe was the best performing area with 74 fatalities.
Nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter are both highly detrimental to human health.
Particulate matter is a mixture of solid particles such as dust, dirt and soot and liquid droplets.
Particulates are thick and can be seen with the naked eye.
Nitrogen dioxide is part of a group of air pollutants caused by fossil fuel combustion.
Exposure for a few hours to high levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter can bring on strokes and heart attacks, particularly to those with pre-existing conditions.
Particulate matter has been found in body organs and in unborn children.