Results from a new pollution-scanning device shows how polluted Leicester is. A bird's eye image, taken by researchers from the University of Leicester, shows how pollution levels differ across the city.
Many of us don't give much thought to the air that we breathe, but scientists from the University of Leicester are doing just that to learn how pollution affects us.
In a world-first experiment they've mapped the whole of the city by plane, to see how fumes and emissions are carried around. They hope the work will mean we can lead cleaner, healthier lives. Chris Halpin reports.
The project leader behind the new pollution maps being used in the city of Leicester said it is the first time in the UK anyone has been able to use airborne technology to map pollution levels. He said:
This information really helps us understand the sources of pollution within cities, and the human exposure downwind. We are hoping to do carry out further flights as part of the Airborne Air Quality Mapper project - and are looking for potential collaborators and customers.