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Air Monitoring in Hamilton

Air monitoring collects outdoor air quality data that is used to:

  • identify local sources of air emissions
  • evaluate potential health impacts on humans

Two air monitoring stations called Airpointers operate at the following parks on a rotating basis, beginning November 1, 2014:

  • Sam Manson Park
  • Glen Castle Park, Station 29181
  • Father Sean O’Sullivan Park
  • Confederation Park
  • Rosedale Arena Area
  • Oakland Park (Riverdale East Park), Station 29182
  • 2650 Barton Street East

The portable air monitor measures levels of these air pollutants on a continuous basis:

  • Sulphur Dioxide or SO2
  • Ozone or O3
  • Respirable Particulate, less than 2.5 microns or PM2.5
  • Carbon Monoxide or CO
  • Nitric Oxide or NO
  • Nitrogen Dioxide or NO2
  • Oxides of Nitrogen or NOX

Environmental parameters monitored include:

  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Barometric pressure
  • Ambient temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Door security

Check current air quality in Hamilton for

  • Glen Castle Park, Station 29181
  • Oakland Park (Riverdale East Park), Station 29182

Last Updated: December 1, 2014