Air quality in Wirral

Pollution Control monitors Ozone (O3), Nitrogen Oxides (NO2 & NO), Benzene (C6H6) Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Particulates (PM2.5).

If you have a complaint about smoky commercial diesel (i.e buses and lorries) contact the Vehicle & Operators Services Agency on tel. 0870 606 0440.

Smokey taxis should be reported to Wirral Council's Licensing Section on tel. (0151) 691 8043.

Further details and results

  • Wirral Nitrogen Oxides monitoring results: 

     - 2013 results
     - 2012 results
     - 2011 results 
     - 2010 results
     - 2009 results
     - 2008 results
     - 2007 results

  • Wirral Benzene monitoring results:

     - 2010 results
     - 2009 results
     - 2008 results
     - 2007 results

Air Quality Monitoring Points

You can view results from a DEFRA funded Automated Urban Rural Network (AURN) air pollution monitoring station, which is located at Victoria Park, Tranmere. It monitors ozone (O3), Nitrogen Oxides (NO & NO2) and particulates (PM2.5) in real time.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) diffusion tube sites monitor vehicle pollution at street level.