BY CHRIS LINTOTT, FOR CLEAN AIR WYNNUM
Clean Air Wynnum is a group of citizen scientists, concerned about our health – especially the health of our lungs and the environment – and the quality of the air we breathe. The groups has no joining fees, dues or sponsorship, and has been meeting monthly for seven years.
Our aims are to educate ourselves by hosting guest speakers on health, government policy and the impact on our health from roads, industrial and residential development. We seek to improve the lives and health of our families, especially our children and grandchildren.
Your experience and concerns are important to us in helping to build a picture of our area as a living, changing community. We need your help to get clean air.
Thanks to a Commonwealth Government grant, 10 Purple Air monitors have been purchased. They measure particulate matter (PM), which is invisible to the naked eye but settles permanently in the lungs, can cause major health issues, and severely impact those with respiratory ailments.
Monitors are small, discrete, require Wi-Fi access and continuous, low power. Results can be viewed in real time at https://www2.purpleair.com/ showing the air quality (AQ) where we live and work.
The group meets at 3.00pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Wynnum Library, Florence Street, close to Wynnum Central train station. The library is air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and has undercover parking. BCC Covid rules apply.
To find out more about air quality, attend a meeting, get involved or tell us where you’d like a monitor installed and why, email [email protected] or message 0408 809 197.