Hawa Dawa deploys a measuring system based on the Sentience air measuring devices and analytical data preparation within a Bavarian project network in Regensburg. In the epidemiological subproject of the BayUFP project network, the long-term health consequences of ultrafine particles are investigated in particular based on data from the NAKO health study.
The data collected by Hawa Dawa on the “classical” air pollutants – NO2, O3, PM10 and PM2.5 – will be used within the subproject “TP4 Long-term concentrations and health effects in Bavarian centres of the NAKO health study” to validate the models of ultrafine dust developed in the study.
Dr Cyrys, Head of Research Group ‘Environmental Exposure Assessment’ at Helmholtz Zentrum München, explains: “We chose Hawa Dawa because the company enjoys a good reputation overall and we ourselves have already had good experiences with this company from a previous project. Above all, the stability of the measurement system, the data quality and the associated scientific preparation of the data are important to us.”
Karim Tarraf, CEO of Hawa Dawa, adds: “Air quality affects our climate, mobility and health. The collection of relevant air quality data and the management of digital measurement networks is by no means trivial. With our complete solution consisting of a measuring system and data preparation, we are pleased to contribute to a better understanding of the long-term health consequences of ultrafine particles. We also see this as a confirmation of our approach and our quality standards.”
About the BayUFP project network:
Whether ultrafine particles as the smallest proportions of particulate matter represent their own risk factor has not yet been conclusively clarified. This question is currently being addressed by the BayUFP project network “Measurement, Characterisation and Evaluation of Ultrafine Particles”, financed by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection. Through collaborative, networked research in 5 subprojects and a coordination and communication project, a significant contribution is to be made to closing the existing research gaps and thus also to protecting and maintaining the health of the Bavarian population. More information about BayUFP and its projects: www.ultrafeinepartikel.de
About the NAKO study:
This large-scale project, which is unique in this dimension, aims to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of typical widespread diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and dementia. The NAKO Health Study (nako for short) is a long-term population study (duration 20-30 years). It is organised and carried out by a network of German research institutions consisting of the Helmholtz Association, the universities and the Leibniz Association. The central questions of the NAKO are: Why does one get sick, but the other remains healthy? Which factors play a role in this? Is it the environment, the social environment or the situation in the workplace? Is it the diet? Is it the genes? A mixture of everything? Even if a lot has already been researched, the exact connections are not yet known.
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