In this episode, we take you behind the scenes to look at what kiwi science is doing to tackle air pollution and the effects it is having on our health. The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research – NIWA – uncover the main pollutants – the ‘dirty 5’ – and conclude the main offenders to be vehicle emissions and wood fires. We head out into the field to see what happens when science meets up with our urban transport systems by conducting a series of field tests to monitor varying pollution exposure on a particular travel route travelling by bike, bus, train and inside a baby stroller!
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