EXPOSURE TO TRAFFIC RELATED AIR POLLUTION IN NORTHERN IRELAND

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Abstract

Clean Air is a basic requirement for human health and wellbeing. There is an extensive body of knowledge that associates a number of health conditions with exposure to air pollution. Within the United Kingdom transport is considered the main contributor to exceedances of the air quality objectives set in European legislation. Current literature focuses on outdoor exposure to traffic related air pollution, however for the majority of the public, greater time is spent indoors. Within this study nitrogen dioxide was measured in 30 homes. The indoor and outdoor levels were measured using passive diffusion tubes. Factors such as temperature, seasonal variation and distance from the road were considered when analysing the results. The findings indicate that as the level of outdoor nitrogen dioxide increased, the indoor level also increased. As the distance from the road increased, the level of nitrogen dioxide decreased.
Original languageEnglish
Pages70 - 78
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2017
EventSeventh International Scientific Conference “Education, Science, Innovations” ESI’2017 - European Polytechnical University, Pernik, Bulgaria
Duration: 9 Jun 201710 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceSeventh International Scientific Conference “Education, Science, Innovations” ESI’2017
Abbreviated titleESI’2017
CountryBulgaria
CityPernik
Period9/06/1710/06/17

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Keywords

  • Traffic Related Air Pollution; Nitrogen Dioxide Levels; Air Quality Management

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Magowan, D., Eadie, R., Vaganay, M., & MacIntyre, J. (2017). EXPOSURE TO TRAFFIC RELATED AIR POLLUTION IN NORTHERN IRELAND. 70 - 78. Paper presented at Seventh International Scientific Conference “Education, Science, Innovations” ESI’2017, Pernik, Bulgaria.