NO2 diffusion tube data in Westminster
"Stop - start - quit?  So much for air quality, supposedly the Council's #1 priority"

Westminster City Council stopped measuring nitrogen dioxide ("NO2") concentrations using diffusion tubes immediately the UK government required that those concentrations should be less than 40 micrograms per cubic metre by 2010.  The City Council contiued doing so only after "feedback"[p27] from both DEFRA and the GLA.

The data in the following charts presents the concentrations which have been or will be published in the Council's (at times kong overdue) Air Quality Annual Status Reports ("AQASR") and its recently launched air quality data platform.  The latter data is currently accissible by hovering over the icon of each site and transcribing the concentrations one by one...  Because NO2 pollution derives primarily from combustion, currently mainly of carbon-based fuel (which must cease) all local authorities should publish their diffusion tube data with a lag of less than two months - together with a caveat noting both that the data is as measured and not yet adjusted for bias and that the data is provisional, pending publication of the corresponding AQASR.

Click the chart below for a pdf file showing charts which indicate average concentrations of NO2 for successive 12-month periods starting with November 2020-October 2021.

The following charts indicate trends in the monthly concentrations of NO2 at these sites


Click the chart below for a pdf file showing charts which indicate monthly concentrations of NO2 for since November 2020


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