Every year we carry out an assessment of air quality within Eden's district.
We monitor the levels of nitrogen dioxide in Penrith town centre and Eamont Bridge as part of our annual air quality assessment.
We must approve the height of any chimneys associated with large boilers and furnaces to ensure emissions are sufficiently dispersed into the atmosphere.
For answers to questions on air quality management, monitoring, effect on health and exhaust emissions, see 'air quality frequently asked questions'.
Poor air quality can affect all areas of our lives, including our health, the buildings we live and work in, and our surrounding environment.