Toxic air is one of the biggest threats to our health. Air pollution damages healthy lungs and makes problems worse for people living with respiratory conditions.
Two of the most dangerous pollutants are nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from vehicles and particulate matter that are less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) from vehicles, wood burning, industry and farming.
Woking Borough Council currently monitors only NO2, identifying two areas where the levels exceed established safe limits: Guildford Road approaching Woking and Knaphill. They do not monitor particulates, although these are shown to pose a bigger threat to health AND are more widespread than NO2 pollution.
You can get an air quality report for your postcode from this site https://addresspollution.org/ which uses data measured and published by Imperial College.
Come along and meet Woking Extinction Rebellion at Woking Town Square on Saturday 22nd of January at 1pm to find out more.