Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Air pollution hotspots in Brighton and Hove

The Lewes Road, London Road and Old Steine are some of the areas in Brighton where air pollution exceeds EU limits, according to a map published in Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) 2011, a report published a few days ago.

The pink and red areas on the map above are areas where the average pollution during 2010 exceeded the EU maximum NO2 allowed (40ug per M3) . Some areas were almost double the EU accepted levels:  Measuring points at Oxford Street London Road end, 82A Lewes road, North Sreet, Viaduct Terrace all recorded averages above 70ug per M3.

For more analysis of the AQAP 2011 report: click here.


  1. Funny how the how the worst hot spots correlate with the intensity of the bus services.

  2. It isn't just NO2 that is the problem. Serious research has implicated modest exposure to ozone in coronary death.