Monitoring of Air Quality in Hyndburn
Local air quality can be harmful and problems of high air pollution are not confined to big cities. All district-level local authorities have a duty to periodically review and assess local air quality.
The National Air Quality Strategy has set targets for eight air pollutants to protect human health. Hyndburn Borough Council have identified Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) as potentially the only signigicant pollutant in the area.
This is monitored by a network of diffusion tubes strategically placed throughout the Borough.
The National acceptable level of NO2 is 40 micrograms per cubic metre. In Hyndburn, monitored levels are below this threshold.
Our Air Quality Annual Status Report is available.