AirMap adds new air monitoring station AirMap adds new air monitoring station <div class="ExternalClass7A9203F808ED4BCAB9E92AE431EE2395"><p>​Everyone can now access data from our newest air quality monitoring station thanks to a project between Metro Vancouver and the City of New Westminster.</p><p>Metro Vancouver’s 29th permanent air monitoring station is located in a building in New Westminster’s Sapperton Park, and was established in late 2015 after Metro Vancouver conducted an extensive air quality monitoring study that showed commuter and commercial traffic was affecting New Westminster’s air quality. Data from the station is available online at <a href="http://www.airmap.ca/" target="_blank">www.AirMap.ca</a>. </p><p>The new station monitors ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, and fine particulate matter, which are used to calculate an Air Quality Health Index. The Index provides information on health effects of air quality to help people limit their exposure to air pollution, especially vulnerable groups like children, seniors, and those with respiratory illnesses.</p><p>Metro Vancouver operates the Lower Fraser Valley Air Quality Monitoring Network, which collects air data from Horseshoe Bay to Hope every hour of the day, seven days a week. </p><p>Summaries of air quality trends, and interpretation of the data from the air quality monitoring network can be found in Metro Vancouver’s annual <em>Caring for the Air</em> reports. The <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/Caring_for_the_Air-MV2016.pdf" target="_blank">2016 report</a> is the fifth edition of these publications, which are intended for a general audience, and provides updates and information about air quality and climate change issues in our region.</p></div>http://heimat-deutschland.info/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue22-air-map.jpg2016-06-24T07:00:00ZGP0|#4e0fb244-0168-4597-97b2-4c6aa54f3154;L0|#04e0fb244-0168-4597-97b2-4c6aa54f3154|Issue 22;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass153CFA175BDD43DF86AB5A80CFF4F497"><p>​Metro Vancouver operates the Lower Fraser Valley Air Quality Monitoring Network, which collects air data from Horseshoe Bay to Hope every hour of the day, seven days a week. Data from the newest station in New Westminster is now available. <br><br></p></div>0