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Air quality exposure of 250 school children to be monitored in groundbreaking study

19 March, 2019

Scientists will monitor the air quality exposure of 250 children in London as they make their way to school and in the classroom.

The groundbreaking study, led by Dr Ben Barratt from the Environmental Research Group at King’s College London, will give state-of-the-art toxic air monitoring backpacks to 250 children from five London primary schools (in the boroughs of Southwark, Richmond, Greenwich, Haringey and Hammersmith and Fulham), who will wear them for a week to help scientists monitor and better understand the levels of toxic air young Londoners are exposed to during the school day.

The announcement was made today at Haimo Primary School in Greenwich by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who is funding the study.