Queen’s Park Air Pollution Monitoring

88391125-1862-4bd7-b932-012d79e34173Traffic on our roads surrounding Queen’s Park Parish is not reducing. More cars, buses and lorries mean more Nitrogen Dioxide in the air we breathe.

You may remember we raised concerns last year in our blog.

We want to identify the levels of Nitrogen Dioxide and other pollutants in our local air.

Come join us on Saturday 3rd June and help us put our monitoring tubes out.

We’ll meet in Queen’s Park Gardens at 10am, the entrance to Queen’s Park Gardens is on the corner of Third Avenue and Ilbert Street W10 – please note…this is not Queen’s Park located in Brent. Meet us by the football pitch. We will pair up into teams of two or three. Tubes will be placed at least two meters high, possibly higher, so if you can bring a footstool or folding ladder (ideally something easily portable) this will be helpful. Once mounted, tubes will be in position for four weeks.

During this four week period if anyone is interested in measuring particulate matter, solid and liquid particles suspended in the air, around Queen’s Park Gardens and surrounding roads please contact us for the date and time. Date and time will be posted here as well.

There will be another opportunity in four weeks time to help collect our pollution monitoring tubes. These tubes will then be posted off to a lab and their contents analysed for Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations.

All equipment will be checked before beginning. The forecast is for excellent weather, so this will prove to be a fantastic Saturday.

Please contact the Friends of Queen’s Park Gardens for more information or contact our tireless organiser,   Ray Lancashire.