Education Workshop finds out the health risks of air pollution
On 8 & 9 July, the team of Clean Air Network visited Po Leung Kuk Tong Nai Kan Junior Secondary College in Mei Foo to organize an Education Workshop which is part of the “Let Our Children Breathe” community education pilot program initiated in this summer.
Thanks for the great support of Prof. Chan, retired professor of the Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University, the junior high school students was taking part an experiment using Diffusion Tube Methodology for measuring ambient air pollution on Nitrogen Oxide concentration around the campus.
Students and teachers also went out the campus to monitor roadside air pollution near the campus. They surprisingly found out the PM2.5 concentration of a bus stop next to the school entrance is higher than expected.
// Let Our Children Breathe //
The project aims to raise public awareness to divert their attention towards air pollution. By empowering the schools, parents, and the neighbourhood to develop a community based monitoring network that enables the involvement of different parties, Hong Kong has strengthened its resilience towards environmental health.