What’s the air quality like at your child’s school? Studies show that the vehicle exhaust from morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up at schools creates high levels of pollutants that linger long after school starts. And it’s not just limited to the outdoor air – air pollutants travel through openings in buildings and can even seep through small cracks and gaps in doors and windows. Prolonged exposure to this pollution can lead to asthma or other respiratory problems in children and adults.
So how can you tell what the air quality is around your child’s school during drop-offs and pick-ups? RideWise has a new portable air quality monitor that allows us to measure the air quality around your school in real time. This is the perfect opportunity to start a conversation with students about air quality, environmental education and get them thinking about ways to reduce idling around the school and in the community.
To have the air quality measured in your school, or to learn more about anti-idling in-school education, contact RideWise at (908) 704-1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.