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Title: Large-scale citizen science provides high-resolution nitrogen dioxide values and health impact while enhancing community knowledge and collective action
Author: Perelló, Josep, 1974-
Cigarini, Anna
Vicens, Julián
Bonhoure, Isabelle
Rojas Rueda, David
Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.
Cirach, Marta
Daher, Carolyn
Targa, Jaume
Ripoll, Anna
Keywords: Ciència ciutadana
Qualitat de l'aire
Avaluació del risc per la salut
Citizen science
Air quality
Health risk assessment
Issue Date: 14-May-2021
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: We present outcomes from a large-scale air quality citizen science campaign (xAire, 725 measurements) to demonstrate its positive contribution in the interplay between advances in exposure assessment and developments in policy or collective action. A broad partnership with 1,650 people from communities around 18 primary schools across Barcelona provided the capacity to obtain unprecedented high-resolution NO2 levels and an updated asthma Health Impact Assessment. It is shown that NO2 levels vary considerably with at some cases very high levels. More than a 1,000 new cases of childhood asthma could be prevented each year by lowering NO2 levels. Representativity of site selection and the minimal number of samplers for land use regression modelling are considered. Enhancement of community knowledge and attitudes towards collective response were observed and identified as key drivers for successful large-scale monitoring campaigns. The results encourage strengthening collaboration with local communities when exploring environmental health issues.
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It is part of: Science of the Total Environment, 2021, vol. 789, p. 147750
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ISSN: 0048-9697
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