Help us assess the impact of road pollution

Congested roadWe need your help to assess traffic pollution in the South East. Your results will add to important research by OPAL scientists.

The South East of England has some of the busiest roads in the country, but also a large amount of green space, such as nature reserves and parks.

We want to compare pollution levels across the South East and explore the effect of this pollution on biodiversity and the quality of local green spaces.

You can help our research by monitoring traffic pollution in green spaces near you, such as gardens, parks, school fields and allotments. We can provide you with a free Air Pollution Monitoring Kit and we'll help you as much as we can along the way.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact the OPAL South East team on

The OPAL South East team will also be getting together with community groups and societies to assess the effects of traffic pollution. If you are in a group and would like to take part, please contact the OPAL South East team.

For details of other activities in the South East keep an eye on the South East activities page.