Air Quality Dashboard for South Cambridgeshire DC

Summary Information

For summary information click the Current Levels or 24 hr Maximum icons or use the links below.

Site Hourly mean
Nitrogen dioxide
µgm-3
Running 24 Hour mean
PM2.5
Particles
µgm-3
Running 24 Hour mean
PM10
Particles
µgm-3
Girton Road
Updated: 20/10/2019 21:00
7
Low (1)
7
Low (1)
13
Low (1)
S Cambs Impington
Updated: 20/10/2019 06:00
16
Low (1)
Not measured 11
Low (1)
S Cambs Orchard Park School
Updated: 20/10/2019 20:00
9
Low (1)
Not measured 9
Low (1)
S Cambs Orchard Park School 2
Updated: 20/10/2019 21:00
Not measured 13
Low (2)
Not measured
S Cambs Bar Hill [Closed]
Updated:
Not measured Not measured Not measured

For more information about the Daily Air Quality Index see UK-AIR website.


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Site Hourly mean
Nitrogen dioxide
µgm-3
Running 24 Hour mean
PM2.5
Particles
µgm-3
Running 24 Hour mean
PM10
Particles
µgm-3
Girton Road
28
Low (1)
7
Low (1)
13
Low (1)
S Cambs Impington
17
Low (1)
Not measured 12
Low (1)
S Cambs Orchard Park School
23
Low (1)
Not measured 9
Low (1)
S Cambs Orchard Park School 2
Not measured 13
Low (2)
Not measured
S Cambs Bar Hill [Closed]
Not measured Not measured Not measured

For more information about the Daily Air Quality Index see UK-AIR website.


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Monitoring Site Summary

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Monitoring Techniques

South Cambridge District Council undertake the following monitoring as part of their LAQM reporting to Defra. 

  1. Automatic Continuous Monitoring. These automated analysers measure continuously 24/7 and 365 days a year.  Datasets are collected hourly via telemetry direct from the analysers. The datasets are then screened, scaled and checked prior to dissemination on this website.  Datasets are fully QA/QC and ratified to national standards.  Detailed monthly reports are available here.
  2. Non-Automatic Sampling (NO2 Passive Diffusion Tubes). Passive diffusion tubes provide average concentrations across a known period, usually monthly.  Samples are collected by chemical reaction on a filter or substrate within the tube and then sent for laboratory analysis. Final pollutant concentrations are calculated from the lab results and are then bias corrected using automatic measurement data. Results from these locations are available on gov.uk.

How Can I Help Improve Air Quality

Reduce emissions to air. A key sources of air pollution is road traffic; some of the things you can do to help reduce these emissions are:

  • Use your car less and use public transport if you can
  • Walk or cycle, which is good for your health too
  • Car share whenever possible
  • Use a low emission vehicle such as an electric or hybrid car
  • Avoid driving during congested peak traffic periods

Heating systems can also be a major source of air pollution. Combustion of fuels results in emissions to air. To reduce emissions from heating consider:

  • Insulating your home
  • If you live in a smoke control area, be aware of the permitted fuels and appliances required
  • Use electric heating powered by non-combustion forms of renewable energy