A THIRD of Spain’s most polluted places are in Andalucia, a shocking new study shows.
Puerto Real is the most polluted place in the country, while La Linea comes third, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
Gibraltar meanwhile, has been exposed as the UK’s most polluted town, faring even worse than La Linea for pollution.
The effect of pollution from the Campo de Gibraltar is said to spread as far as Estepona.
In total, 12 towns and cities in the region, including Sevilla, Motril and Cuevas de Almanzora, breach WHO safety levels for PM10 and PM2 particles, which penetrate deep into the lungs.
Raquel Neco, from green group Verdemar-Ecologistas en Acción, described the report, undertaken over five years, as being ‘very worrying’.
“Citizens in the Campo de Gibraltar, in particular, are being exposed to large quantities of particles and the Junta shows no interest in reducing these levels,” she said.
“We are all breathing a molotov cocktail of contaminants and people need to know about it.”