How Useful are Mobile Air Pollution Monitors?

Understanding intra-neighborhood patterns in PM2.5 and PM10 using mobile monitoring in Braddock, PA(29 page pdf, Brett J Tunno, Kyra Naumoff Shields, Paul Lioy, Nanjun Chu, Joseph B Kadane, Bambang Parmanto, Gede Pramana, Jennifer Zora, Cliff Davidson, Fernando Holguin and Jane E Clougherty, Environmental Health, Oct. 10, 2012)

Today we review a paper that reported on a two year study using handheld monitors at 25 stops near Pittsburg, a highly industrialized area in the eastern USA. The design and results of the study may prove very useful in developing air quality networks in other cities, as well as providing clues to the timing and severity of short term pollution episodes which may have significant health impacts.

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