Dyson’s air quality backpacks: tracking children’s air pollution exposure
Last updated 20 March 2023
Sensitive Choice and Melbourne Pollen partner to help more people live better with asthma and allergies
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Dyson air quality backpacks are being used to track the air pollution exposure of hundreds of children in an Australian-first citizen science study. Using the same sensing technology as Dyson purifiers, students from six primary schools in Melbourne’s inner west will wear the backpacks to capture air pollution data on their school commute.
Melbourne’s inner west is a hotspot for active asthma in children and has higher pollution levels than other areas in Melbourne. The study, which is led by Deakin University in partnership with Dyson, aims to raise community awareness and inform government policy in tackling air pollution levels in cities, which can contribute to the development of asthma.
Read the case study for more information about the research.
As a Sensitive Choice partner, Dyson’s research into improving air quality is important for everyone, but particularly impactful to Australians with asthma and allergies.
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