Debate looks at pollution issue

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EXPERTS and acaedmics will join residents for a debate on the problem of air pollution blighting a Sheffield suburb.

Broomhill is one of the areas worst-affected by the problem - which was worsened by recent warm, sunny weather during which the level of harmful particulates in parts of Sheffield reached six times the recommended World Health Authority safe limit, as revealed in yesterday’s The Star.

Broomhill Forum is organising a free public debate to look at possible solutions on Saturday, April 21, from 9.30am until 1.30pm at Sheffield University Medical School, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

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■ The Highways Agency, which manages motorways, says reduced speed limits on the M1 when it opens the hard shoulder as a fourth lane around Sheffield will help cut air pollution.