The main objective of the GreenYourAir Project is to monitor the air quality at the City of Volos and especially PM2.5. (i.e. atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers).
Now for the first time in the history of the city of Volos, the citizens can be informed online in real-time about the Air Quality (i.e. PM2.5) of the City of Volos and protect themselves (especially the vulnerable groups of citizens) in case the level of PM2.5 passes the official limits define based on research results by World Health Organization equal to 25μg/m3 in a daily base and equal to 10μg/m3 in a yearly base (Note that EC has setup only yearly limits equal to 25μg/m3 and currently is under the process to revise this limit).
The Air Quality problem requires a multidisciplinary approach by scientists with the appropriate and specialized theoretical and technical knowledge. GreenYourAir research team was set up in September 2017 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Thessaly under the supervision of Dr. Georgios K.D. Saharidis, Associate Professor, in the framework of two European projects i.e. LIFE GreenYourMove and LIFE GreenYourRoute.
GreenYourAir research team created a network with twelve (12) devises measuring PM2.5 at the City of Volos. Officially, the network works 24 hours per day since 1st of March 2019. In parallel, researchers working at the General Hospital of Volos collect medical incidents from the emergency department and in collaboration with GreenYourAir research team and the School of Medicine of the University of Thessaly draws conclusions about the impact of the Air Quality to the human health.
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