Air Monitoring Pilot – Sam Manson Park (#HamOnt)

Press Release from the City of Hamilton

HAMILTON, ON – January, 10, 2013 – The City of Hamilton has initiated an air monitoring pilot project at Sam Manson Park located in east Hamilton. This one-year air monitoring project will take place from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014. Data collected from this air monitoring system will be used to support education and policy development in the City of Hamilton.

What is being measured?
T
his Airpointer measures the five air pollutants that have been most strongly linked to negative health effects:

·       Ground-level ozone – O3
·       Fine particulate matter – PM2.5
·       Sulphur dioxide – SO2
·       Nitrogen dioxide – NO2
·       Carbon monoxide – CO

How can I learn more?
To learn more about the City of Hamilton’s air monitoring pilot at Sam Manson Park visit: http://www.hamilton.ca/airmonitor

Also, Public Health Services is hosting an information session about the air monitoring project. Representatives from Public Health Services, Rotek Environmental Inc., and the Hamilton Air Monitoring Network will be available to provide information and answer questions about the air monitoring project.

Event: Air Monitoring Pilot Information Session

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm.

Where: Fortino’s Supermarket Community Room

75  Centennial Parkway North (next to Eastgate Mall)

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For more information please contact:

Matt Lawson, Manager
Health Hazards Program
Hamilton Public Health Services
905-546-2424 Ext. 5823

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