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BBC environment analyst
A study to measure car emissions around schools in Slough has been given nearly £100,000 in funding.
The year-long research programme will investigate nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution and the results will be used to better understand the impact that idling vehicles have on air quality.
Slough Borough Council was one of 28 local authority projects granted government funding.
Sensors will be placed around three schools in the borough, which are yet to be decided, for 12 months starting this summer.
People with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health.