Geographically distributed longitudinal nitrogen dioxide and other air pollution sensor measurements in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort catchment area

Leigh R Johnson, Richard G Thomas, Joshua Vande Hey, Anna L Hansell, John Gulliver, Caroline M Taylor, Jean Golding, John A A Macleod, Andrew W Boyd

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Abstract

Longitudinal cohort studies provide unique opportunities to investigate the health impact of air pollution. We aimed to enhance the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) birth cohort study through the systematic collection of routinely monitored air pollution data collected by local authorities and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) using a range of sensor technologies. These sensor data are in themselves not well suited for population epidemiology, rather these data are primarily used for validating and calibrating modelled air pollution concentration data over study areas. In this data note we describe the sources of routine air pollution monitoring data and detail data of pollutants including nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, benzene and ozone collated from the local authorities that overlap the ALSPAC catchment area (Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and part of Bath and North East Somerset).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalWellcome Open Research
Volume4
Issue number162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Air pollution monitoring
  • nitrogen dioxide
  • sensors
  • birth cohort studies
  • ALSPAC

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