Thinking Outside The Box – Is A Clean Air Zone The Way To Tackle Dirty Air?

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Local clean air campaThinking outside the box - header image.pagesigners barely had time to catch their breath last week, with several events relating to air quality taking place across the city. The launch of Clean Air Southampton, the announcement of the City Council’s clean air strategy and a Researchers’ Café on air quality all served to raise awareness of dirty air in Southampton.

Perhaps it should have been dubbed ‘Clean Air Week’ for Southampton?
An idea for next year perhaps. We need to see whether the levels of air pollution will have dropped in 12 months time. Anyone looking at the results from last week’s ‘smogmobile’ survey would hope so.

Do you mean the electric van with air quality monitoring equipment?
The very same. It was driven around the city throughout the day to monitor roadside emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulates, and below are some of the results from the survey. This…

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