Find out how air pollution is monitored
Air quality affects our health and the local environment in different ways. In Fenland, our Environmental Health Team take steps to help manage local air quality and aim to achieve even better air quality across the district. Our Air Quality Action Plan sets out the actions we are undertaking.
Monitoring of Nitrogen Dioxide is undertaken across the district to assess levels of traffic related pollution. Some industries and developers also monitor air quality. Air quality management areas are declared in areas where pollutants exceed acceptable levels. Details of monitoring and Air Quality Management Areas can be found in our Air Quality Annual Status Reports and on Cambridgeshire Insight.
Industries that may cause air pollution, such as dust, fumes and smoke are inspected, permitted and regulated by the Environmental Health Team or by the Environment Agency.