Air quality monitor installed at children’s playground in Elmhurst Gardens

Elmhurst-Gardens-Monitor-Installation---credit-Mums-for-Lungs-Redbridge-(11)Lydia Fraser-Ward with the new monitor at Elmhurst Gardens playground

A new air quality monitor has been installed next to the children’s playground in Elmhurst Gardens in South Woodford.

The solar-powered device was provided by Breathe London, an air monitoring programme run by Imperial College London and the Mayor of London, and will monitor levels of air pollution over the next two years.

“I discovered just how dangerous air pollution can be and how it is linked to a number of serious health conditions, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to stunted lung growth in children. Considering the close proximity of the playground to the motorway, I decided that monitoring needed to be done,” said local mum Lydia Fraser-Ward, who applied for the device and is now working to secure more monitors for other parks in the borough.

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