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Air Quality Monitoring Network
We provide the community of New South Wales with accurate and up-to-date information about air quality. Our monitoring sites are set up in Sydney and several regional areas of NSW.
Our air quality monitoring networks continuously measure particles (PM10, PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and visibility. Wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity are also recorded. We also conduct short-term campaign monitoring activities.
NSW Health: Air Quality
At the levels measured in Australia, the effect of air pollution on any individual’s health is generally very small. However, because everyone is exposed to air pollution the total effect across the whole population can be substantial. In Australia, it is estimated that about 1% of the total burden of disease is due to air pollution.