Impact of school traffic on outdoor carbon monoxide levels

Payus, Carolyn, Thevan, Arvin Vasu and Sentian, Justin, (2020). Impact of school traffic on outdoor carbon monoxide levels. City and Environment Interactions, 4 1-5

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    Author Payus, Carolyn
    Thevan, Arvin Vasu
    Sentian, Justin
    Title Impact of school traffic on outdoor carbon monoxide levels
    Appearing in City and Environment Interactions
    Volume 4
    Publication Date 2020-05-14
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
    Start page 1
    End page 5
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper aims to determine the relationship between carbon monoxide levels with vehicles, including types and motions of vehicles in a school traffic environment. Children are more vulnerable as they spend most of their time in school and their still-developing respiratory system makes them more susceptible to air pollution compared to adults. The research was carried out by direct measurement of carbon monoxide using MultiRAE Lite PGM-6208 and counting of vehicles manually using tally counter with different traffic flow scenarios, type of vehicles, school days, locations and in schools. From the findings, it is found that the measurements of carbon monoxide exposures were significantly greater in town schools compared to rural area; weekdays recorded much higher carbon dioxide levels compared to weekends; moving vehicles had stronger effects compared to idle vehicles; and light-duty vehicles (LDV) had highest among other types of vehicles. The results show a large impact of traffic management and transport mode on carbon monoxide exposures to school children in the schools.
    Keyword Carbon monoxide
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 25902520
    DOI 10.1016/j.cacint.2020.100032
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