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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Environmental Research Group

Administrative / Biographical history

The Environmental Research Group (ERG) is part of the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at King's College London and is a leading provider of air quality information and research in the UK. In 1993, ERG created the London Air Quality Network (LAQN) in conjunction with the London Boroughs and Regional Health Authorities - this was the UK's first regional monitoring network. LAQN compiles information about air quality in and around Greater London. Measurements are collected either hourly or twice daily from continuous monitoring sites, processed and checked then placed on the LAQN website with an hourly update, which shows the latest pollution levels across the capital.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the Environmental Research Group, Mar 2007

Content & structure

Scope and content

Collection comprises data gathered by the Environmental Research Group, 1993-2005, on air quality in the following regions and counties: Greater London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Sussex and Kent. Also, annual reports of the London Air Quality Network, Air Quality in London , (South East Institute of Public Health), Feb 1944-2005.

System of arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

All data is held in electronic format. Annual reports in hard copy.

Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Further information on ERG is available from For hourly updates on pollution levels across London using ERG data, see

Description control

Archivist's Note

Further information on ERG is available from For hourly updates on pollution levels across London using ERG data, see's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery. Sources:

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Jan 2008

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  • Air pollution
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental sciences
  • Health
  • Health policy
  • Pollution

Corporate names

  • Environmental Research Group, School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, King's College London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Bedfordshire, England
  • Greater London, England
  • Hertfordshire, England
  • Kent, England
  • London, England
  • Sussex, England

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