THE INFLUENCE OF TRAFFIC ON ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION. THE HIGH STREET-WARWICK

DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO AIR POLLUTION CAUSED BY TRAFFIC IN THE HIGH STREET AT WARWICK WHICH IS FREQUENTLY CONGESTED AND CARRIES A LARGE NUMBER OF BOTH PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES. MEASUREMENTS OF AIR POLLUTION IN THIS THOROUGHFARE SHOWED SMOKE LEVELS 4 TO 5 TIMES GREATER AND LEAD LEVELS 4.5 TO 6 TIMES GREATER THAN IN PARTS OF THE BOROUGH NOT SPECIFICALLY AFFECTED BY VEHICLE EXHAUSTS. THE CONCENTRATION OF ATMOSPHERIC LEAD WAS NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO BE A HEALTH HAZARD. FROM THE RATIOS OF THE MEAN VALUE OF SMOKE AND LEAD AT MID-WEEK AND WEEKEND IT IS DEDUCED THAT DIESEL CONSUMING TRAFFIC IS 50 PER CENT HIGHER IN MID-WEEK. PETROL CONSUMING VEHICLES CONSTITUTE 60 PER CENT OF THE MID-WEEK TRAFFIC. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Atmospheric Environment /UK

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  • Authors:
    • Bullock, J
    • Lewis, W M
  • Publication Date: 1968

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 517-34
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM