Tips for Communicating Air Quality Data


This resource record describes four resources for communicating Air Quality data. Two of these summarize what has been learned from past studies, including the key barrier of low self-eficacy, and provide best practice recommendations. The third argues that in order to overcome low self-efficacy, more personalized data and greater engagement with the data are required. The fourth provides an overview of open-access air pollution data platforms around the world, and their value.


The following three articles provide tips for communicating air quality data.

  • Impacts of Personalized Sensor Feedback Regarding Exposure to Environmental Stressors
    This open-access article describes a systematic literature review on the impacts of providing personal feedback on air pollution, noise and/or temperatures. The article focuses on 33 qualifying studies that provided feedback through reports, in-person, over the phone, on the sensor, or through a phone app. The studies found this sort of personal feedback led to behavior change related to noise and temperature. The findings for air pollution were mixed, and many studies on air pollution reported low levels of self-efficacy regarding exposure mitigation. Most studies reported increased awareness and knowledge. 
Topics: Environment:, Health Promotion, Environmental health, Clean Air
Resource Type: strategies and interventions, promotional materials
Date Last Updated: 2023-03-14 13:06:35

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