Friday, March 19, 2021

Personal Air Pollution Reports

If you live in the UK you can get a personal air pollution report for your home from the Central Office of Public Interest. Simply type your postcode into their Address Pollution website and they will tell you the levels of NO2, PM2.5 and PM10 commonly found at that address. 

Share an address with Address Pollution and it will show you the levels air pollution found there on top of a Google Map Street View image of the address. This air quality report provides the annual NO2, PM2.5 & PM10 levels found at this address and tells you whether these levels are within the World Health Organization's recommended limits. The air quality data used in the report comes from Imperial College.

Every year the UK government provides its own annual estimates of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions in the UK. These estimates are compiled using 'internationally-agreed methods' using data from a number of different government departments, agencies and commercial organizations.

The UK Emissions Interactive Map allows you to explore the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory for 2018 on an interactive map. The map shows the UK locations with the highest and lowest pollution levels for different types of emissions and also shows which sites around the UK produce these emissions. Using the map you can zoom in on any location in the UK and view the estimated levels of a number of different types of pollutants. These pollutants include NO2 emissions, Particulate Matter, Lead, Methane and many other types of possible harmful emissions.

This map also allows you to view the sites which are the major cause of each type of emission. If you select the 'show sources' option the map changes from a heat map view of the emissions to show where these emissions come from. Clicking on a source's marker will reveal the name and the amount of emissions that is produced at that location. 

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