The parish council have installed an Air Quality Monitoring System on Manchester Road opposite the business park entrance. The system purchased is commonly used by many local authorities.
Ground level ozone(O3), is not emitted directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions. This happens when pollutants emitted by cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries, chemical plants, and other sources chemically react in the presence of sunlight.
The Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010 set the target that that a three-year average of 8-hour mean concentrations of O3 should not exceed 120 µg/m3 more than 25 times.
PM2.5 particles are invisible to the naked eye and small enough to pass through the lungs, into the bloodstream, and into your organs. Generally, they come from the combustion of solid and liquid fuels, through power generation, domestic heating and in-vehicle engines.
These organisation have permits issued by the Environment agency