Air Quality

Air Quality

The purpose of this page is to bring together all existing information and data surrounding air quality across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It is the statutory responsibility of each of the districts across the area to monitor and report on air quality.

District-level Air Quality Information

Use the links below to go to the air pollution/air quality sections of each district’s website. There you will find the most up-to-date air quality information and reports:

The Cambridgeshire Insight Document Library ‘Environment’ section also contains some recent annual air quality status reports from each district.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: Air Quality

The Cambridgeshire Transport and Health Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is a comprehensive piece of analysis across the county which contains a paper on Air Pollution (2015).

Pollution forecasts

The UK-AIR website by Defra provides air pollution information and pollution forecasts provided by the Met Office.

Daily Air Quality Index

The UK-AIR Daily Air Quality Index (DAQI) tells you about levels of air pollution and provides recommended actions and health advice. The index is numbered 1-10 and divided into four bands: Low (1-3), Moderate (4-6), High (7-9), Very High (10). The index aims to provide detail about air pollution levels in a simple way, similar to the sun index or pollen index.