Your contributions will help us install and maintain air quality sensors around our school buildings.
Real-time actionable data will enable us to take steps to minimize the children’s exposure to outdoor air pollution. Air pollution is known to impair brain and body development, trigger asthma attacks and make the symptoms worse.
With the data, the school will be able to address policymakers and bring accountability to polluters and to add air cleaning systems when needed, making sure all kids breathe clean, healthy air while at school.
Through alerts on your phone, you’ll be able to take a cleaner route to school. Or you can use them to keep a vulnerable child at home.
If we can raise more than our target, we can help other schools around us that could not otherwise afford to pay for their own sensors.
Poor air quality in cities has been around for so long, we go about our lives thinking it’s normal. A chemical cocktail of pollutants in the air is an invisible threat that can make anyone seriously ill over time. We especially need to look after the young, the old and the vulnerable right now.
Impairs lung development
Depression and anxiety
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Asthma and chronic lung disease
Headaches and migraines
Reduced cognitive performance
Increases transmission of viruses
Triggers asthma symptoms
Premature birth and low birth weight
Increases respiratory infections
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