Mapping for Change


Launch of Breathe Clean!

On 7 Mar 2018 Ruben Douglas posted in Featured, News, Uncategorised

What is Breathe Clean?

Tower Hamlets council, in partnership with Mapping for Change, is providing residents and businesses in Tower Hamlets with diffusion tubes to measure nitrogen dioxide in the places that matter to them.

How long is the project?

The monitoring of nitrogen dioxide will run from May 2018 until September 2018.

What will I do?

Every month you will need to change the diffusion tube outside your area of concern and return the old tube to Mapping for Change.

What will happen to the old tube?

Mapping for Change will send the tube to the lab for analysis and the results will be made available on our Community Maps website.

Is there any other help?

On the 20th & 21st of April there will be a workshop to explain how a diffusion tube works and a demonstration of how to change the tube each month. There will be another workshop six months later to discuss the monitoring results. Both workshops will also include a discussion on ways to help improve air quality and also reduce personal exposure.

How do I join?

Please fill in our online registration form for the demonstration workshop by the 26th of March. If possible, please include:

  • Problems and concerns with air quality in this location and why you would like to carry out the monitoring
  • Your ideas to improve air quality in your local area

We will contact you with more information shortly after you register. We look forward to hearing from you!

Feature photo credit: Proyecto xAire3

One thought on “Launch of Breathe Clean!”

  1. Celeste Narywonczyk says:

    I live in Damien Court, with commercial road on one side and Mile End road on the other side. We have a 7 month old baby and are concerned about the air quality in the area. Being pushed around in her stroller she is at the level of the exhaust fumes. I would like to do whatever I can to help provide cleaner air for residents, particularly the young children.

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