The article discusses the problem of air pollution in car parks and in particular that occurring at times of peak traffic congestion. Studies were conducted over a range of car park locations to check carbon monoxide concentrations and also lead concentrations in the blood of car park employees. While the results show a large variation in the hazards posed by car parks towards their users, there is said to be a close relationship between vehicle congestion in a car park and localized CO concentrations. The levels of internal CO appears to depend not only on congestion but also the physical configuration of a particular car park. The term 'porosity' is used to define the impact of ambient air movements on air masses within a car park area or structure. /TRRL/

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    Royal Society of Health

    13 Grosvenor Place
    London SW1X 7EN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Barker, I W
    • Fox, M F
  • Publication Date: 0


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00152926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM