: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. FREE, light dinner included, free spacers and microfiber cloths to first 20 families, raffle for a green cleaning kit.
: UMASS Center Springfield, 1500 Main Street
Learn about efforts to improve air quality in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley through the Fresh Air Project. Many children are thought to have asthma because of exposure to environmental pollutants. Dr. Krystal Pollitt of UMass is piloting the use of the FRESH AIR WRISTBAND identify sources of exposures in the child's physical environment, including their home, school as well as indoor and outdoor community spaces. She will report on her work with Renaissance school students and Springfield Healthy Homes asthma patients.
The event will include demonstrations of:
- Green cleaning products
- Cooking techniques to lower air pollution in your kitchen
- New ways to measure lung irritation to air pollution
- Correct use of inhaler