Frequently asked questions
Why the need for air quality monitoring?
Air pollution levels have been monitored in the UK for over 100 years, however, it has really only been in the last 25 years that the technology has been available to measure air pollution on a real-time basis. There are several reasons why it so important to measure air pollution:
- To ensure that long-term goals and targets to reduce levels of air pollution are being met (i.e. National and EU Air Quality Objectives)
- To provide information to the general public as to how good or bad the air quality is in their locality (as provided by this website).
- To be considered alongside planning applications for new roads, out-of-town shopping centres etc.