We put up the monitoring tubes on July 7th, starting at Maney Hill School, with local MP Andrew Mitchell in attendance to talk to the children about the importance of preserving our environment. Picture below.
The tubes were measuring the level of nitrogen dioxide.
The results of the analysis of the tubes (as seen in the chart below) showed several things:
1 that the air quality in High Street (ironically outside Mr Mitchell’s office) would exceed the legal limit if the same reading was maintained all year.
2 that the next worse place that we measured was outside the Girls’ Grammar School.
3 the readings at Bishop Vesey’s School showed a noticeable difference between the reading on the main Lichfield Road and the minor Boswell Road; similarly thee was a difference between Jockey Road and Goldieslie Road opposite.
4 the readings outside the primary schools were at levels that would not cause general health concerns.
How much NO in each tube July2017
Results, in µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic metre):
|Tube location||Date up||Time up||Date down||Time down||µ g/m3||Above or below legal limit?||Number|
|B73 6AT||07/07/2017||08:50||21/07/2017||18:05||28.4||below||No. 1 – Brassington Avenue/
|B75 6BL||07/07/2017||09:20||21/07/2017||18:50||13.7||below||No. 2 – Whitehouse Common
School, 42 Cortsmore Road
|B75 6BL||07/07/2017||09:30||21/07/2017||18:50||10.5||below||No. 3 – Whitehouse Common
School, 40 Cotysmore Road
|B73 6LD||07/07/2017||10:25||21/07/2017||18:25||16.1||below||No. 4 – Bishop Vesey School,
|B74 2NH||07/07/2017||10:31||21/07/2017||18:20||27.8||below||No. 5 – Bishop Verey School
opposite 57 Lichfield Road
|B72 1JW||07/07/2017||19:00||21/07/2017||19:25||13.1||below||No. 6 – Maney Hill School,
|B72 1JW||07/07/2017||19:00||21/07/2017||19:26||12.3||below||No. 7 – Maney Hill School
|B76 1XS||07/07/2017||12:40||21/07/2017||19:15||24.1||below||No. 8 – Shrubbery School,
Walmley Ash Road
|B76 2RD||07/07/2017||12:25||21/07/2017||19:10||15.5||below||No. 9 – 51 FoxHollies Road|
|B74 4LD||07/07/2017||13:10||21/07/2017||18:36||14.8||below||No. 10 – 189 Clarence Road|
|B72 1UX||07/07/2017||10:45||21/07/2017||18:10||40.4||above||No. 11 – 18 High Street
|B72 1UP||07/07/2017||10:50||21/07/2017||18:15||42.7||above||No. 12 – 34 High Street|
|B73 5PE||07/07/2017||11:05||21/07/2017||19:30||21.4||below||No. 13 – 1 Goldieslie Road
(Little Ripley Nursery)
|B73 5PT||07/07/2017||11:10||21/07/2017||19:34||35.0||below||No. 14 – Jockey Road
(outside Grammar school)
|B73 5US||07/07/2017||11:20||21/07/2017||19:40||23.2||below||No. 15 – 239 Jockey Road,
St Nicholas Church and School
|B73 5US||07/07/2017||11:25||21/07/2017||19:44||25.1||below||No. 16 – Jockey Road,
St Nicholas School
|B73 5PH||07/07/2017||18:05||21/07/2017||19:38||19.6||below||No. 17 – 63 Jockey Road|
|B75 7PD||07/07/2017||18:25||21/07/2017||19:00||16.5||below||No. 19 – 368 Rectory Road|