Air quality monitoring

Despite improvements in air quality since the 1950s, air pollution continues to affect our health.

In any urban environment, the major source of airborne pollutants is exhaust emissions from traffic.

Two pollutants Nitrogen dioxide and Particulate Matter are monitored around the borough.

We have designated the borough an Air Quality Management Area as part of the National Air Quality Strategy.

We use a monitoring station to measure pollution at Shepherds Bush Green. Further details are on our air quality monitoring station page. We also use diffusion tubes to monitor Nitrogen Dioxide, the results are available in the air quality annual status reports.

Ultimately, we’d like to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. A good start is to think about the way we all travel. If you drive, you can help improve the quality of the air in the borough by following a few simple tips. Tips for drivers to help reduce pollution