Airborne pollution scanner monitors Leicester

Pollution map highlighting emissions in Leicester. Credit: University of Leicester

Leicester has become the first city in the world to have its air quality mapped out using an airborne pollution-scanner.

This bird's eye image shows how pollution levels vary across the city.

Images were taken by researchers from the University of Leicester from a survey plane flying 900m above the city's roads, parks, industrial estates and houses.

The European Commission is calling on the government to find a solution to improve air quality.

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Map shows Leicester's pollution

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.