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Air quality near busy Australian roads up to 10 times worse than official figures

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Abstract


  • Air quality on Australia’s roads matters. On any given day (when we’re not in lockdown) people meet, commute, exercise, shop and walk with children near busy streets. But to date, air quality monitoring at roadsides has been inadequate.

    I and my colleagues wanted to change that. Using materials purchased from electronics and hardware stores for around A$150, we built our own air quality monitors.

    Our newly published research reveals how our devices detected particulate pollution at busy intersections at levels ten times worse than background levels measured at official air monitoring stations.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Forehead, H. (2020). Air quality near busy Australian roads up to 10 times worse than official figures. The Conversation, 30 April 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1324&context=smartpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smartpapers/297

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 30 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Air quality on Australia’s roads matters. On any given day (when we’re not in lockdown) people meet, commute, exercise, shop and walk with children near busy streets. But to date, air quality monitoring at roadsides has been inadequate.

    I and my colleagues wanted to change that. Using materials purchased from electronics and hardware stores for around A$150, we built our own air quality monitors.

    Our newly published research reveals how our devices detected particulate pollution at busy intersections at levels ten times worse than background levels measured at official air monitoring stations.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Forehead, H. (2020). Air quality near busy Australian roads up to 10 times worse than official figures. The Conversation, 30 April 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1324&context=smartpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smartpapers/297

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 30 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia