Sheffield Community Monitoring of NO2 – to September 2021

This is my review of the September 2021 Sheffield Community NO2 Monitoring.

Latest report is here: Sheffield NO2 to September 2021

When I talk about limits I’m referring to the 40ug/m3 annual average limit. There is no monthly limit but the NO2 levels are reported monthly.

On September 21, 2021, the World Health Organisation lowered it’s limit for NO2 from 40 (set in 2005) to 10. So every location in Sheffield is above the new limit.

Abbeydale Road Corridor Community NO2 Monitoring

Abbeydale Road junction with Carterknowle Road exceeded the limit in September. No locations have a Year To Date average in excess of 40.

Burngreave Clean Air Group

Burngreave 4/7 locations on track to exceed annual average. Including a monitoring site at the Northern General Hospital averaging 56 so far this year.

Burngreave NO2 results to September 2021 showing several areas in excess of annual limit including Orphanage / Barnsley, Spital Hill, Owler Lane/Firth Park Road, The Northern General Hospital.

Carterknowle and Millhouses Community NO2 Monitoring

No locations exceeded in September, No locations have exceeded the annual average to date.

Crookemoor Community NO2 Monitoring

No locations exceeded the limit in September. No locations have exceeded the average year to date. The Crookes Valley Park / Crooksmoore Road Junction is getting close.

Darnall Community NO2 Monitoring

No exceedances in September but Handworth Road (odds) is getting close.

Deepcar Community NO2 Monitoring

No exceedances reported.

Ecclesall Community NO2 Monitoring

No exceedances but Ecclesall Fisheries location is close to the legal limit for the year so far.

Hallam Community NO2 Monitoring

Station taxi ranks and Sheaf Street crossing exceeded legal limit in September. In fact the taxi rank’s September average was over two times the annual limit.

Heeley-Meersbrook NO2 Monitoring

Valley Road junction with Chesterfield Road on track to exceed the legal limit for the year.

Kelham Island NO2 Monitoring

Penistone Road on track to exceed legal limit this year.

Nether Edge NO2 Monitoring

The two schools monitored in the area, Nether Edge and Holt House are getting close to the legal limit.

Parkwood Springs

Rutland Road exceed limit in September and has reached the limit year to date.

Tinsley Community

No exceedances so far in Tinsley which is great news but it means that the site of a school closed for air quality concerns had less NO2 in June than two schools in Nether Edge!

Walkley Community

No exceedances.

NOTE

Please read my earlier post ‘Why Who is not enough‘ for more information on air pollution limits.

Sheffield Community NO2 Monitoring is in partnership with Sheffield City Council’s City Growth Department.