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Air Quality Monitoring in North Lanarkshire

We have a legal duty to report on air quality in our area to make sure it complies with legal limits. This is done by monitoring air quality at known or suspected hotspots where people might be exposed to air pollution.

We monitor air quality in North Lanarkshire using two types of monitor:

  • Diffusion tubes are used to give an indication of levels of the traffic-related pollutant Nitrogen Dioxide. We have 84 diffusion tubes sited across North Lanarkshire.
  • Automatic monitors are used to provide accurate, real-time monitoring of Particulate Matter (PM) pollution. We operate ten automatic monitoring stations in North Lanarkshire

Our monitoring sites and results can be viewed on the Air Quality in Scotland website. We are also required to report our monitoring results every year in our Annual Progress Report (APR) which is reviewed by the Scottish Government and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

You can sign up for free air quality alerts for your area by visiting Know & Respond Scotland.

Annual progress report


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Page last updated:
11 May 2023

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