Air quality

Find out more about air pollution in the Canterbury district and how we can work together to improve air quality and reduce pollution.

Cleaner Air for Schools

Would you like your pupils to learn more about air pollution and how to monitor air quality around your school? As part of our work to improve air quality in the district, we’ve created a fun and informative ‘Cleaner Air for S

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What is air pollution?

Air is polluted by the presence of certain harmful substances which, in high enough concentrations, can affect our health and environment. The main causes of air pollution are industrial, domestic and transport emissions with the

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Effects on health

Air pollution is damaging to the health of all of us but particularly young children and those with heart and lung problems. If your health is good, the levels of air pollution we usually experience in the UK are unlikely to have

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Air quality monitoring

We have two continuous air quality monitoring stations in Canterbury. One along Military Road which monitors nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and one at the former Chaucer School which monitors NO2, ozone and particulates. Results from thes

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Where air quality is poor

Two areas in the district currently see levels of NO2 above the national air quality objective: Canterbury’s ring road This is largely caused by traffic emissions along major roads where residential properties are close to t

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What we’re doing to tackle air quality

We have produced a new Air Quality Action Plan which outlines the actions we will take to improve air quality over the period 2018-2023.  Here are some of the things we’re already working on: Improving traffic management b

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What can you do to reduce air pollution?

Reducing pollution in the city will take a collective effort and while we have an important role to play, so do residents, businesses, schools and those who work in the city. To reduce your own contribution to pollution there are

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