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Community air quality monitoring

Main Project Information
Presented By Mapping for Change
Goal Supporting communities in doing their own air quality monitoring
Task Run the project
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

Community air quality monitoring supports communities with accessing the materials and support required to find out the level of pollution on the streets where they live, work and play. You can find instructions on how to get diffusion tubes, use an app to record your data and how to use community maps to provide a detailed picture of air quality in your local area.

How to Join

Organise your community group and read the information on our website. You need to raise funding to buy the diffusion tubes, but we can guide you where to buy them from in the UK. In other places, you'll need to find local provider. We can then guide you on how to use our app and map to collect information and map it online.
Find our toolkit guides on our website: http://mappingforchange.org.uk/media-and-publications/

Project Timing When it suits you and for a length of time that suits the community (and is affordable). We usually run the monitoring period for one, six or twelve months.
Website http://mappingforchange.org.uk/tag/air-quality/
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Materials List Diffusion Tubes
Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time An hour or so
Tags air quality, community monitoring
Project Updated 04/11/2017