Join us on June 20 for our Air Health Working Party to see how air pollution affects children disproportionately compared to adults. Prashant Kumar, Professor & Chair in Air Quality and Health, the University of Surrey, UK, will explore how to mitigate air pollution exposure in children.
During his presentation – Air pollution exposure in young children – he will discuss how pollutant exposure to in-pram babies can exceed adults’ exposure by up to 60%. The breathing height of in-pram babies lies where concentrations of pollutants are usually the greatest. Professor Kumar will highlight how we need both technology and community-driven measures for exposure mitigation.
Children are at much higher risk of air pollution
Professor Kumar commented: ‘Air pollution exposure to in-pram babies poses a serious threat to their early childhood development, necessitating a need for effective mitigation measures. In-pram babies can be exposed to up to ~60% higher average concentrations depending on the pollutant types compared with adults.’