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New Scientist Live

28 September, 2017

Members of the HPRU in health impact of environmental hazards from King's College London and PHE participated in the New Scientist Live 2017 event at the ExCel Centre, London, 28th Sept - 1st October, a festival of 4 days of exciting talks, exhibitions and competitions.
PHE had a stand and posters on air pollution research, including the HPRU work, were presented and leaflets on the HPRU available. Air pollution issues were discussed with members of the public and images of air pollution particles and nanoparticles presented. Members from across the Unit were available at the stand throughout the event.
Professor Frank Kelly presented on Thursday 28th a talk titled "The Fight for Breathable Air".
Members of the Unit exhibited on the King's stand on Thursday 28th, with a wheel of questions testing public awareness on air pollution. Our volunteers gave advice on ways to reduce exposure to air pollution at home, at work, during commute and outdoors. There were also demonstrations of the London Air app and evidence of real urban samples containing microplastics.