The Northbank BID and King’s College London have gathered data on the personal exposure characteristics of several workers in the BID area to better determine when, where and how individuals were exposed to particulate air pollution on their journeys into and out of the area and through the day.
Volunteers wore personal pollution monitors every day for two weeks and this information, along with GPS location data was used to assess differences in exposure between contrasting routes and/or modes of transport for each participant.
In all cases, the volunteers were able to change some aspect of their commute to avoid particulate pollution and so reduce their exposure. Exposure reductions of around 25% to 40% were achieved but for two people this was much greater.
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