Air pollution monitoring in Fitzrovia

View of Fitzrovia from Primrose Hill.

From 1 August we will be monitoring the air pollutant Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) at four sites in the Camden part of Fitzrovia as part of a borough-wide project funded by Camden Council. There are 21 individuals and community organisations involved with the project.

We will be using diffusion tubes to take monthly readings of NO2 and the results will be published by Camden Council on its Air Quality Monitoring website page.

The legal limit for this pollutant is an average of 40 micrograms per cubic metre of air. This limit is very likely to be exceeded in most parts of Fitzrovia and we have chosen sites at a variety of different locations to gain an understanding of levels of this pollutant in our neighbourhood.

We are looking for volunteers to take part in this project.

There will be a project meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday 20 July 2017, at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. Please come along.

Please use the form below to contact us if you wish to take part. (Or email us at fna@fitzrovia.org.uk with the subject “pollution”)

Camden also has four automatic monitoring stations located across the borough which contain sophisticated electronic instruments to measure a variety of pollutants. Kings College London monitors these and other sites on behalf of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and provides a real-time analysis and a pollution forecast at londonair.org.uk.

Levels of air pollution are classified from Low to Very High. The table below describes the levels for each pollutant.

Air quality index.

More information about pollution monitoring in Camden: camden.gov.uk/ccam

Document: Diffusion Tube Monitoring Guide June 2017.

 

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