Article Examines Effect of Location on Daily Exposures to Particulate Matter

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has released an article in their December 2019 edition examining the differences of particulate matter concentration based on location. To investigate this, researchers worked with eighteen youth participants from different neighborhoods wearing portable particulate matter monitors. The amount of particulate matter they were exposed to was measured over the course of a day. Researchers found that the amount of particulate matter exposure could vary quite a bit, from less than one µg/m3 all the way up to 180 µg/m3. In addition, “one third of all measurements were taken <300m from a freeway.” The researchers concluded by noting they demonstrated “a method to increase local youth-centered understanding of personal exposures, pollution sources, and vulnerability to air quality.”

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