Sunday, January 19, 2020

Scotland's Dirty Air

Most polluted streets for nitrogen dioxide in 2019

Glasgow Kerbside (Hope Street) - 55.63
Edinburgh Nicolson Street - 48.81
Dundee Seagate - 43.90
Inverness Academy Street - 43.32
Dundee Lochee Road - 42.50
Edinburgh St John's Road -41.93
Figures in mcg/m3. The European Ambient Air Quality Directive set a limit for NO2 of 40 mcg/m3. The deadline for compliance was 1 January 2010.
In Inverness the data shows increases on 2018 levels of pollution and the Highland capital has now breached the legal limit for NO2. Significant increases in pollution were also recorded in Falkirk, Perth, Bearsden, Broughty Ferry and Byres Road, in Glasgow's west end.

FoE Scotland said the provisional data also indicates Salamander Street in Edinburgh has breached the legal limit for PM10, recording a figure of 19.44 mcg/m3. The Scottish annual statutory standard for PM10 is 18 mcg/m3. The deadline for this standard to have been met was 31 December 2010.

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