20,000 citizens in Flanders will participate in a major study on air quality called CurieuzeNeuzen. Participants will measure nitrogen dioxide levels in their street for four weeks and provide a detailed picture of the air quality in their area.
Thousands of families, but also hundreds of schools, businesses, associations and community houses, will on Saturday install a measuring instrument for the project. The tool has a foldable panel with two tubes and is hung from a window of the first floor of a building.
The 20,000 measurement points were selected from 52,626 applications. All Flemish municipalities are included.
The measurements will cover both main roads and smaller roads. They are expected to provide a more complete model of air quality. The results will be presented at the end of September.
CurieuzeNeuzen is an initiative of the University of Antwerp, the Flemish Environment Agency (Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij) and the daily De Standaard.