APEx: An Air Pollution Exposure model to integrate protection of vulnerable groups into the UK Clean Air Programme

Children wearing personal air pollution monitoring bags

Led by: Dr Ben Barratt, Imperial College London

Project partners: Imperial College London, University of Reading, University of Edinburgh, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, University of Birmingham, University College London

Current methods for assessing the impact of clean air policies are entirely based on outdoor air quality, without considering human behaviours or susceptibility. This study will place people at the centre of the problem by creating an exposure model that more accurately reflects the air that people breathe as they interact with the city. The tool will be used to instigate new solutions to protect the health of vulnerable groups, allow the refinement of existing solutions to increase impact and reduce unintended consequences.