Check out pollution levels in YOUR neighbourhood with ‘citizen science’

While Camden has four big monitoring stations tracking air pollution levels on major roads, and monitors air quality on some other busy streets, it is action by local communities that is giving us the picture of pollution levels on local streets. ‘Citizen Science’ air monitoring is a scientifically approved and analysed way to establish air pollution levels around local homes, schools and shopping streets. Camden Air Action is linking up with resident groups and Neighbourhood Forums, and with Camden Green Party who have led the way on local air quality monitoring in Camden. We now have readings for Kentish Town, Dartmouth Park, Gospel Oak, Belsize Park, Hampstead, Highgate, Swiss Cottage, with Primrose Hill readings expected soon. As well as adding to pollution mapping in the borough, getting involved in air monitoring is an effective way to get informed and start to take action.

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