'Particulate matter in the air: what do we have to LEARN at schools'.
Ernesto is the project lead for the EU Horizon project 'LEARN'. The overall aim of the project is the development and deployment of novel sensors to detect the presence of harmful air pollutants to measure the air quality in schools and its impact on the cognition of children.
'Why a fresher perspective is needed on childhood COVID-19'
This talk addresses some of the myths around childhood infection with SARS-CoV2, often built around a focus upon individual, rather than population-scale risks. It emphasises that schools and other public spaces must undergo a step-change in airborne mitigations, and how this should be combined with following other countries by implementing comprehensive pre-school vaccination.
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'Empowering Students to Create Change'
Kids Making Sense teaches students about monitoring and improving air quality in their communities. In this unique program, students learn about particle pollution, its sources, and its health effects. In-class lecture and discussion are followed by a hands-on lesson using handheld, low-cost air sensors paired with a smartphone app. Students measure air quality around schools and their local community, and develop an understanding about particle pollution sources and affected areas. This program ultimately enables students to acquire the skills to become air quality advocates for their communities.
'Is indoor air quality in classrooms is related to sickness absence and test performance of elementary school children'
In this talk, Stefan discusses his research findings and examines if indoor air quality in classrooms is related to sickness absence and test performance of elementary school children. Additionally, it is investigated if overweight children are less resilient towards the detrimental effects of indoor air quality.
' School Particulate Matter Center for Energy & Environment Harmonization in Korea'
- Development and Demonstration of School-Customized Thermal and Air Environment Integrated Management System to meet WHO-recommended level of PM 2.5
- Designing the Optimal Energy and Environment-oriented Management System based on Identifying the Root-causes Air Pollution in School Surroundings and Finding Solutions for the Health and Welfare of Students
'Perceived and measured indoor environment in Norwegian schools.'
It is well known that a good indoor climate is important for health, well-being and learning. Many Norwegian school buildings experience poor indoor environment problems, often due to lack of effective and sufficient maintenance. This talk will introduce a few case studies on perceived indoor and measured indoor environment focusing on thermal environment and atmospheric environment in the selected schools. Machine learning is used to discover the effects of various perceived indoor air on health symptoms of students.
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