Drive thru workers are at high risk of Air Pollution while at work according to new study

A recent study recommends the introduction of safe working practices for staff in Drive Thrus due to high level of exposure to exhaust fumes.

The study conducted by Dr. Anitha K Chinnaswamy, an Assistant Professor for the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University looked at the levels of pollutants PM2.5, PM10 and NO2 across a variety of drive thrus in 10 locations in the UK.

The results showed that Drive Thru workers were at risk of short and long term health impacts caused by Air Pollution with the data showing regular occurrences of pollution levels being above the World Health Organisation’s limit guidance, correlating with the air quality data collected by Connexin in Hull over the last 6 months.

Connexin’s IoT and Smart Cities Project Manager, Nick Wells and Product Marketing Specialist, Ben Pocock sat down with James Piekos at BBC Radio Humberside to discuss the report and the data being collected in Hull to support preventative action against air pollution in the city.

They also talk about the events that cause the biggest readings, how Hull fairs when it comes to the recommended pollution levels and examples of initiatives that have been undertaken in the public sector to tackle these issues.

You can listen to the discussion via the player below. Also feel free to join the discussion on social media with the hashtag #righttobreathe.

Nick Wells and Ben Pocock speak to James Piekos on BBC Radio Humberside

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