Enfield Borough Council has launched a new project to improve air quality in the borough.

As part of an environmental research project, 100 monitors will be installed across Enfield to test levels of pollution.

Six have been installed so far and will measure sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide and particulates - small particles released in vehicle exhaust.

Councillor Chris Bond, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “This is an exciting project which sees us working closely with such esteemed names as Intel, University College London and Imperial College, who will be sharing their expertise with us.

“By placing so many of these high tech sensors at various key points around Enfield it will give us an even more detailed picture of what parts of the borough may have more of an issue with pollution than others, and what pollutants are where. That means we can take steps to clean up our air and protect residents from potential harm.

“More monitors, especially placed in areas near to major roads, such as the M25, A10 and A406 will give us additional information about pollutants, and the more we know about pollution in our air the better the position we will be in to tackle it.”