The Council is responsible for monitoring air quality so that it can compare the pollution levels in the borough with the national health-based objectives. These are set out within the national Air Quality Strategy which can be found on the Defra website.
The following air pollutants are monitored in the borough:
- nitrogen dioxide
(NO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx)
- particulate matter (PM10/PM2.5)
- sulphur dioxide (SO2)
- ozone (O3)
- carbon monoxide (CO)
The following pages contain answers to the following frequently asked questions:
- how do we monitor air pollution in the Royal Borough?
- what are daily pollution levels like in the borough? (Please note, this will take you to the Air Quality England website hosted by Ricardo Energy & Environment)
- how can I view an air quality map that shows modelled levels of air quality?