A study to determine the air quality status of specific informal settlements in the Western Cape, South Africa

Expiry Date
: 28/02/2027
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: Not yet rated.

This study determined the exposure concentrations of the most severe air pollutants, NO2 and PM2.5 in two informal neighbourhoods in Cape Town, that lack monitoring facilities.

Keywords: Air pollution, Stroke, NO2, PM2.5, Ambient air pollution, Informal Settlements, air quality standards.

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The study assessed air pollution exposure levels of Khayelitsha and Marconi-Beam neighbourhoods that are not monitored by the fixed site monitoring station by the government to determine the impact of air pollution on the community and compare the results with the ambient air quality standards of South Africa and the WHO guidelines.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The Air Quality status of the study area

  2. The affect of air pollution on the community
  3. Exposure concentrations of PM2.5 and NO2.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
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