Campaign group survey Battersea shop workers on pollution problems

Members of the Battersea Society were out in full-force on Friday

Members of the Battersea Society were out in full-force on Friday

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A campaign group has been carrying out ‘citizen science’ in the fight against air pollution in Battersea.

Members of the Battersea Society were out in full-force on Friday, March 28, doing a survey of shop workers in St John’s Hill, in Clapham Junction.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Wandsworth Guardian:

Graham Peterson and Sam Mason show an air monitor they use

They also placed diffusion tubes around the area which are able to monitor Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels in the air.

Recently the society, together with the London Sustainability Exchange, conducted a number of citizen science surveys in the region which gave them cause for concern which they shared with the Wandsworth Director of Public Health and the CCG.

Previous studies of air pollution in the borough have revealed a number of areas suffer from very high levels of NO2, including Putney, Wandsworth Town and St John's Hill


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2:14pm Mon 7 Apr 14

buggsie says...

Why keep bleating on about Air pollution in Battersea when we know - or should know - we are overpopulated.
How many buses use Clapham Junction - add to it the buses at the weekend on Rail Replacement duties, because of engineering works.
It's time councils started widening arterial roads - a row of houses were demolished in Cromwell Road to widen the road - so why not else where.
Cut child benefits - the population no longer needs building up (as after WW2) - and then perhaps there will be no need for these 10 seater cars appearing to carry these large broods around.
Bus lanes (for 1 bus in 9 Elms) - cycle lanes- humps - chicanes - forcing traffic into one congested lane - which causes pollution.
Today on 170 bus - saw an absolutely huge lorry turning left off York Road into Lombard Road - no way would that have got under Wandsworth Railway Bridge - happens on average once a day - spent 3 hours one night before Christmas trying to get the police to help a vehicle carrier which was well stuck around Wandsworth Railway Bridge.. How about cutting the size of lorries allowed inside the M25 - they damage our roads, bridges & flyovers - and create pot holes for cyclists.
Why keep bleating on about Air pollution in Battersea when we know - or should know - we are overpopulated. How many buses use Clapham Junction - add to it the buses at the weekend on Rail Replacement duties, because of engineering works. It's time councils started widening arterial roads - a row of houses were demolished in Cromwell Road to widen the road - so why not else where. Cut child benefits - the population no longer needs building up (as after WW2) - and then perhaps there will be no need for these 10 seater cars appearing to carry these large broods around. Bus lanes (for 1 bus in 9 Elms) - cycle lanes- humps - chicanes - forcing traffic into one congested lane - which causes pollution. Today on 170 bus - saw an absolutely huge lorry turning left off York Road into Lombard Road - no way would that have got under Wandsworth Railway Bridge - happens on average once a day - spent 3 hours one night before Christmas trying to get the police to help a vehicle carrier which was well stuck around Wandsworth Railway Bridge.. How about cutting the size of lorries allowed inside the M25 - they damage our roads, bridges & flyovers - and create pot holes for cyclists. buggsie
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