Highways, Health, and Energy: From City Planning to Air Filtration

Thursday, March 10, 2016
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

This session will be a workshop focused on design and refinement of strategies to reduce the exposure to traffic-related pollution for people who live and attend school in buildings that are near high-traffic roadways. The presenters will provide an introduction to the scientific research around health and pollution exposure, especially relating to Ultra Fine particulate pollution, as well as providing some initial findings around using building siting and air filtration as effective mitigation strategies. Attendees will be asked to help design and refine more effective strategies for keeping people healthy near highways. There are major questions around how best to filter indoor air in residential settings, how to protect students in active outdoor play, and how to use walls and buildings to shield people from the pollution coming from high-traffic roadways.