Professor Dawn Roberts-Semple | Measuring Air Pollution with Inexpensive Passive Diffusion Tubes

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Air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone, are a significant threat to public health, contributing to respiratory symptoms and cardiovascular disease. Such pollutants are often caused by traffic emissions, and tend to accumulate in urban areas. Assessing when and where such pollutants tend to be present at dangerous levels is important for protecting public health, but concentrations may vary dramatically and can be influenced by wind patterns, temperature, traffic levels and urban architecture. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper: ‘Traffic Density and Air Pollution: Spatial and Seasonal Variations of Nitrogen Dioxide and Ozone in Jamaica, New York’, in Atmosphere,


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