Bradford Council has been monitoring real-time air pollution levels since 1999 at four locations. Data on air quality has been used to validate computer models used in the Review and Assessment of Air quality in the Bradford District. The station in central Bradford is operated by DEFRA as part of the Advanced Urban and Rural Air Quality Monitoring Networks.
These are national networks of air quality monitoring stations provide data about air quality over the whole of the United Kingdom.
Data from this and other stations on the DETR network can be found at http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/ and Freephone 0800 556677.