Live Air Quality Monitoring Data in Bath:

The dials below show air pollution levels (nitrogen dioxide [NO2] and particulate matter [PM10]) in Bath for the last hour, in accordance with the Daily Air Quality Index.

We are currently experiencing communication issues with the some of the pollution monitors which means the dials are not updating.  For latest information for the London Road AURN site is available at https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/ listed as Bath Roadside.

 

 

Disclaimer: Please note this is RAW data, direct from the monitors.  It has not been corrected to account for monitor drift or equipment failures, some data may therefore show non-representative values.  The data is for information only. Levels exceeding the long term annual average objective (40 micrograms per cubic metre for NO2) may be classed as 'low' based on the national short term objectives ( Daily Air Quality Index ).

Recommended actions and health advice from the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs:

Air Pollution Banding Value Accompanying health messages for at-risk individuals* Accompanying health messages for the general population
Low 01 - 03 Enjoy your usual outdoor activities. Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.
Moderate 04 - 06 Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, who experience symptoms, should consider reducing strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors. Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.
High 07 - 09 Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Older people should also reduce physical exertion. Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, cough or sore throat should consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors.
Very High 10 Adults and children with lung problems, adults with heart problems, and older people, should avoid strenuous physical activity. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as cough or sore throat.

For an air quality forecast, visit http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/forecasting/.

Bath and North East Somerset Council also have a network of over 60 diffusion tubes across the area, that measure average monthly nitrogen dioxide concentrations.  These are collected once a month and taken to a laboratory. The data for these diffusion tubes is contained with the 'Reports' page.

Information on the smoke control area in Bath and what it means to you is provided on the 'Smoke Control' page.

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