13 episodes

What’s in the air you breathe and how do you know it’s safe? Pollution control is vital since nobody has a choice when it comes to inhaling the air around them. This album introduces the scientific processes behind air monitoring and air quality management. The five video tracks explore the nature of pollution arising from different forms of transport, and look at how data is interpreted and how pollutants can be minimised. To complete the album, Senior Lecturer Rod Barratt explains the choice of some of the case studies provided, and unpicks the issues that emerge, while Dr Suresh Nesaratnam gives an overview of The Open University course. This material forms part of The Open University course T210 Environmental control and public health.

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What’s in the air you breathe and how do you know it’s safe? Pollution control is vital since nobody has a choice when it comes to inhaling the air around them. This album introduces the scientific processes behind air monitoring and air quality management. The five video tracks explore the nature of pollution arising from different forms of transport, and look at how data is interpreted and how pollutants can be minimised. To complete the album, Senior Lecturer Rod Barratt explains the choice of some of the case studies provided, and unpicks the issues that emerge, while Dr Suresh Nesaratnam gives an overview of The Open University course. This material forms part of The Open University course T210 Environmental control and public health.

    Combating air pollution

    Combating air pollution

    A brief introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    • video
    Air pollution

    Air pollution

    Keeping watch on the invisible. The Clean Air Act banished smog from our cities in the 1950s, but today there are new types of air pollution .

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Air pollution

    Transcript -- Air pollution

    Keeping watch on the invisible. The Clean Air Act banished smog from our cities in the 1950s, but today there are new types of air pollution .

    • video
    Pollution: shipping

    Pollution: shipping

    How do we measure pollution in the air and what vehicles have the worst emissions? Lloyds's 5 year study compares ship emissions and air quality on shore.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Pollution: shipping

    Transcript -- Pollution: shipping

    How do we measure pollution in the air and what vehicles have the worst emissions? Lloyds's 5 year study compares ship emissions and air quality on shore.

    • video
    Pollution: cars

    Pollution: cars

    Lab tests are carried out to determine car emissions, but interpreting the data into real pollution statistics is harder than it seems.

    • 3 min

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