Understanding and reducing air pollution, and its causes, is the theme of an interactive exhibit launched in January 2017 at the Glasgow Science Centre. It encourages school pupils to consider the causes of air pollution such as traffic congestion and industrial production, and how it affects our health and the environment. The exhibit shows that it’s the choices we make that are the difference between good or poor air quality.


Visitors will discover the different sources of air pollutants and how poor air quality affects our health and the environment. A city model allows the opportunity to control traffic, demonstrating how different modes of transport contribute to air pollution in our urban environments. Data from the monitoring stations dotted across Scotland, which continually monitor our air quality, is displayed in the exhibit, and visitors are encouraged to build their own virtual monitoring station too.


Purpose

The exhibition highlights ways in which we can individually help to improve quality of life both for ourselves and our wider communities; it also shows the wider influences that planning and transport policies can have on the quality of the air we breathe.


You can visit the exhibition the second floor at the Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA.
The exhibit, developed by the Glasgow Science Centre and SEPA, was funded by the Scottish Government. For further information on the Scottish Government strategy for reducing air pollution in Scotland, see the Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy on their website.