Air pollution in parts of Dartford worse than Paris, Madrid and Rome amid calls for more effective monitoring sites

You’ll take a breath approximately 20,000 times a day but just how clean the air you take in is will depend on where you live.

Air pollution in parts of Dartford is reported to be worse than Paris, Madrid, and Rome, according to research conducted by the author of a new science book examining the threat to health posed by toxic fumes.

“I’ve spent three years researching world air pollution and it shocks me to hear that the air in Dartford is so bad,” says Chris Woodford, the author of “Breathless” a new book which seeks to examine “why air pollution matters” and “how it affects you”.

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