Morning air is different from afternoon air. City air differs from country air. The mobile exhibition has three air quality monitoring stations that continuously report real-time air quality back to the trailer from different world locations.
These measurement values are compared to local conditions where the trailer is parked. In the exhibition, visitors can also watch a film about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with commentary by Swedish Professor Magnus Svartengren, a specialist in occupational and environmental medicine. “Air pollution is actually a mix of many different substances.
It consists of particles containing compounds of chemical substances which vary in size, such as very fine particles from combustion processes. Pollution can also consist of a number of gases, of which several can act as irritants. Then there are chemicals that can be outgassed from building materials and other sources,” comments Professor Svartengren in the film.
“These affect indoor air quality, which in turn can impact our performance and health. Poor quality air in classrooms or conference centres can cause headaches, for example. Poor IAQ can also have local effects, such as eye irritation, or affect the airways of our lungs, aggravating people who have asthma or causing us to cough. Air pollutants can also affect lung development in children, or cause cardiovascular disease in adults. Certain chemicals can also cause lung cancer.”
For further information watch “The IAQ Movie” on the Road Show pages of www.camfilfarr.com.