Air Pollution, Community Science, NAAQS, Environmental Justice
Why is this useful?
Early in the study, community residents expressed concern that the existing regulatory network did not adequately measure their exposure to air pollution. They desired higher spatial and temporal resolution data to help make decisions on how to best protect themselves and their children during high pollution events. Furthermore, there was interest in additional monitoring where sensitive sub-populations may be exposed to local pollution levels higher than those observed throughout the rest of the region.