Now, for the first time, we know.
We’ve measured it - in the most detailed analysis of local air pollution across Highgate, Kentish Town and Gospel Oak.
The results are horrifying. Every day, people throughout these areas breathe illegal levels of deadly Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) – which helps kill more Londoners each year than smoking.
Tuesday 26 April 2016, 6.30pm, St Stephens Rosslyn Hill, NW3 2PP
We're teaming up with Castle Debates for this event in Hampstead. Come and hear the facts from experts and discuss what could, what should, and what must be done to make London’s air safe to breathe.
The meeting should be lively and aims to both inform and inspire action. Speaking:
The meeting is hosted by Castle Debates and will be chaired by environmental lawyer Pamela Castle OBE.
Neighbourhood forums and groups will be displaying the results of their own air pollution studies. There will also be stalls run by campaigns and organisations working for clean air.
After the presentations there will be an opportunity to engage with the main speakers in a ‘café’ format, and to find out how you can help the campaigns and organisations to get London’s air safe to breathe.
(The darker the colour, the higher the NO2 levels. Only yellow icons show NO2 levels under legal limits. Click the white box in the top left hand corner of the map for more details)
CLICK HERE to downland your own copy of the map (2.9mb)
Concerned? Then why not take action!
Come to our public meeting Tue 5 April, 7pm at Kentish Town Community Centre, 17 Busby Place, NW5 2SP.
Pledge £20 to help us measure more locations and campaign more widely. DONATE NOW
Spread the word We plan to inform 10,000 households across Camden of the dangers of air pollutuon. If you can help with distributing leaflets, running stalls or helping with events email email@example.com.
We started out in Gospel Oak, Highgate and Kentish Town, where a group of volunteers was keen to investigate local air pollution.
Since, we've supported a team in Hampstead, whose study is complete and the results now included on our map. Monitoring has just begun in Somers Town, and more studies are starting all the time across Camden.
If you'd like to undertake air pollution monitoring where you live, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.