Update on air quality 14.5.21
We have been given information about air quality around the site of the fire and around our school site.
The monitoring station has been placed on our site and therefore it really does give us a clear picture as to what is going on.
The station was only set up for reassurance reasons. We have always been clear that although the smoke is unpleasant, it is not harmful.
As expected, initial results from tests on air quality around the site have shown that levels of pollutants are ‘low’ and therefore the risks to health are ‘low’. The Fire Service have also confirmed that no asbestos has been found to date at the site. There was only a slightly higher reading on one day whenever there was increased activity on the site.
|AIR POLLUTION BANDING||VALUE||ACCOMPANYING HEALTH MESSAGES FOR AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS*||ACCOMPANYING HEALTH MESSAGE FOR GENERAL POPULATION|
|Low||1 – 3||Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.||Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.|
Health advice for these levels is minimal and the health advice from Telford & Wrekin Council and Public Health England remains unchanged, to avoid the smoke if possible and keep windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure.
We are continually monitoring the situation in school and closing windows and doors for periods of time if the smoke levels increase. Clearly we are conscious of the ventilation needed to reduce risk of the virus and making sure we manage both effectively.
I felt it important to pass on this useful information to you.
Have a great weekend.