Free car emission tests help cut air pollution

June 8th & 9th 2005


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Motorists who drive petrol engine cars can have their exhaust emissions tested free of charge as part of an ongoing council campaign to raise awareness of air pollution and improve air quality in the borough.

Environmental health officers will check the amount of pollution being produced by car exhaust fumes. If the emissions are too high, people will be advised to have their vehicle serviced - which often solves the problem.

Poor air quality can have a significant impact upon human health. Air pollution can trigger increased admissions to hospitals and contribute to the premature death of those who suffer respiratory illness.

The emissions testing sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 10am to 4pm in the car park at Asda in Clapham Junction and again on Thursday, June 9 between 10am and 4pm in the Sainsbury car park in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth.

Vehicles in the council's fleet will also be tested to make sure that they meet satisfactory emissions levels.

June 6, 2005