Nuaire Marks Clean Air Day with School Events
Leading ventilation manufacturer Nuaire is highlighting national Clean Air Day today [21 June 2018] with an Air Quality Interactive Workshop with a local primary school, Cwrt Rawlin.
To highlight the dangers of air pollution, volunteers from Nuaire have also planted an Air Quality Garden at the school and are participating in a ‘green’ journey to work, leaving the car at home. Air pollution harms the health of millions, leading to respiratory problems which are particularly detrimental to children and impact on their lung function growth. According to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report, 44 UK cities have air too toxic to breathe safely. Sadly, Caerphilly is home to Wales' most polluted road, the A472 at Hafodyrynys, where levels of nitrogen dioxide are higher than anywhere but central London.
Clean Air Day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone. Nuaire will host a class of 30 year 3 children from Cwrt Rawlin Primary School in Caerphilly. The Air Quality Interactive Workshop, which will run from 10am – 12pm, features engaging and fun presentations and scientific experiments looking at indoor air quality, how to reduce air pollutants in the home including positive input ventilation, and a Cyclone Ball game with teams challenged to remove the most ‘NOX particle’ balls. Children will also be given a full factory tour, showing how ventilation products are made, from sheet metal being pressed to finished goods being loaded into delivery lorries. Yesterday [20 June 2018], as part of the event, a team of 11 Nuaire employees planted an Air Quality garden at Cwrt Rawlin School to encourage school children to think about ways to reduce air pollution. Silver Birch trees, Lavendar and Aster were just some of the pollution-trapping plants and trees included in the garden. Research by Citizen Sense into air pollution mitigation has shown that planting certain species of trees, low shrubs and plants can help reduce levels of Nitrogen Dioxide and Particulate Matter, whether through depositing particulates on leafy structures or taking up nitrogen dioxide.
Children at the school will be able to learn about air pollution planting and the importance of green spaces in urban areas.
Find out how to plant your own Air Quality Garden here.